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Child Restraint Systems

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

A child restraint system is a device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children who weigh 30 kilograms (kg) or less. These are categorized into different types with different applicable standards:

Handheld infant carriers have a seat back that is intended to be in a reclined position (more than 10° from horizontal).


Booster seats are either a backless child restraint system or a belt-positioning seat.

  1. Backless child restraint systems (i) consist of a seating platform that does not extend up to provide a cushion for the child’s back or head, and (ii) have a structural element designed to restrain forward motion of the child’s torso in a forward impact.


  2. Belt-positioning seats (i) position a child on a vehicle seat to improve the fit of a vehicle belt system on the child, and (ii) lack any component, such as a belt system or a structural element, designed to restrain forward movement of the child’s torso in a forward impact.


Forward-facing child restraint systems position a child to face in the direction of travel of the motor vehicle.


Rear-facing child restraint systems position a child to face in the direction opposite to the normal direction of travel of the motor vehicle.


Travel systems include full-size, stand-alone strollers with a compatible infant car seat that clips into the stroller.


Who should submit documents?

If you are selling any of the above items, you must provide documents to confirm the safety of your products. Amazon is requiring documentation that indicates testing compliance with standards or regulations for each product you are applying to sell.

How do I get approval to sell infant car seats?

In addition to the requirements for Children’s Products generally, Amazon’s policies require that all infant car seats sold through the Amazon website meet specified certification standards. In order to sell these products on Amazon, you must apply by submitting the following to lifesafetyequipment@amazon.com:


  1. Company name
  2. Seller or Vendor ID
  3. Email address
  4. Phone number
  5. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  6. Documentation that all ASINs you are applying to list have been tested to the following regulations or standard(s) by an ILAC ISO 17025 certified laboratory:

Product Regulation or Standard Requirement
Handheld infant carrier 16 CFR 1225, 49 CFR 571.213 and ASTM F2050
Booster seats (backless and belt-positioning) 49 CFR 571.213
Forward-facing child restraint system 49 CFR 571.213
Rear-facing child restraint system 49 CFR 571.213
Travel Systems (convertible child restraint systems, including those with stroller) ASTM F833-15, ASTM F2050, 16 CFR 1225, and 49 CFR 571.213

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