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). Amazon policy applies to hand-held infant carrier and infant car seat bases, including standalone bases sold without carrier.
Booster seats are either a backless child restraint system or a belt-positioning seat.
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.
Fabric systems, also known as Fabric Car Seats, are products made of fabric (nylon, cotton, etc.) with straps, clips and padding, intended to restrain a child in a car. These products lack any type of metal or hard plastic frame. They are foldable and lightweight.
At this time, fabric systems are not allowed for sale on Amazon.
If you are selling child restraint systems, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
|Product||Regulation or Standard Requirement|
|Handheld infant carrier||ASTM F2050 and 49 CFR 571.213|
|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, 49 CFR 571.213|
|Fabric, non-framed child restraint systems||Prohibited for sale on Amazon|
For more information on CPSIA requirements, see the following link: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. A list of these Compliance Solutions providers is available here.