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Fire and other safety products

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms issue a local audible or visual alarm to notify the presence of smoke as an indicator of fire. These products are typically found in homes.

Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors issue a signal to a fire alarm control panel, as part of a larger fire safety system, to notify the presence of smoke as an indicator of fire. These products are typically found in commercial environments.

Carbon monoxide alarms

Carbon monoxide alarms are intended to raise a local audible alarm before dangerous levels of carbon monoxide accumulate. Carbon monoxide alarms are intended to detect the presence of carbon monoxide from sources such as, but not limited to, exhaust from internal-combustion engines, abnormal operation of fuel-fired appliances, and fireplaces.

Residential Gas Detectors

Residential gas detectors are intended for installation in residential occupancies and recreational vehicles (RVs). Residential gas detectors are intended to detect flammable gases such as propone and natural gas.

Water-based agent fire extinguishers

Water-based agent fire extinguishers extinguish or control small fires by removing the heating element of the fire triangle with a water based agent.


Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers

Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by removing the oxygen element of the fire triangle, and also by removing the heat with a very cold discharge.


Dry chemical fire extinguishers

Dry chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire primarily by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle.


Wet chemical fire extinguishers

Wet chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by removing the heat of the fire triangle and prevents re-ignition by creating a barrier between the oxygen and fuel elements.


Water fire extinguishers

Water fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by removing the oxygen element of the fire triangle, and also by removing the heat with a very cold discharge.


Halocarbon clean agent fire extinguishers

Halocarbon clean agent fire extinguishers extinguish fire by removing the oxygen element of the fire triangle, and also by removing the heat with a very cold discharge.


Smoke Masks

Fire and smoke masks are air-purifying respiratory-protective smoke escape devices (RPEDs). It includes air-purifying respirators that protect a person from a fire by removing harmful contaminants from the inhaled air. Such products may use a filter, cartridge, canister, sorbent, or catalyst; or a combination of these items, to remove such contaminants.

Amazon may request Fire and other safety products safety documentation at any time to confirm compliance.

Who should submit documents?

If you are selling fire extinguishers, safety alarms, and smoke masks, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the safety of your products. Amazon requires documentation that indicates testing compliance with standards or regulations for each product you are applying to sell.

How do I request approval to sell Fire extinguishers, safety alarms, and smoke masks?

Amazon’s policies require that Fire and other safety products sold through the Amazon website meet specified certification standards. If you are contacted by Amazon, please submit the following information to: lifesafetyequipment@amazon.com:

  1. Company name
  2. Seller/Vendor ID
  3. Email address
  4. Phone number
  5. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  6. Product Images and Manuals, as applicable (images should include all relevant safety information, compliance markings, and product information)
  7. Test reports from a ILAC ISO 17025 certified testing laboratory confirming each product was tested to the requirements listed below:
    Product Regulation/Standard Requirement
    Smoke alarm UL 217
    Smoke detector UL 268
    Carbon monoxide alarm UL 2034
    Residential Gas Detectors UL 1484
    Water-based agent fire extinguishers UL 8
    Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers UL 154
    Dry chemical fire extinguishers UL 299
    Wet chemical fire extinguishers UL 8
    Water fire extinguishers UL 626
    Halocarbon clean agent fire extinguishers UL 2129
    Smoke masks* OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 or ASTM E2952-14 standard

*If you have questions about NIOSH standards for smoke masks, see NIOSH-Approved Filtering Facepiece Respirators.

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. A list of these Compliance Solutions providers is available here.

Note: You certify that all materials that you submit are true, authentic, and accurate. Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failing to meet these requirements.
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