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Infant car seats

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.

Amazon's listing policies require all child restraint systems (also known as children’s car seats) to be certified to the applicable ASTM F2050, 16 CFR 1225, and/or 49 CFR 571.213 standard. Amazon defines these products as follows:

Child restraint systems mean any 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

In order to sell these products on Amazon, you must apply and submit the following to lifesafetyequipment@amazon.com:

  1. Your company name and seller ID
  2. Your contact information (email address and phone number)
  3. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  4. Documentation from a nationally recognized testing laboratory that your product is certified under the applicable standard:
    1. Handheld infant carrier: ASTM F2050, 16 CFR 1225, and 49 CFR 571.213
    2. Booster seats: 49 CFR 571.213
      1. Backless child restraint system
      2. Belt-positioning seat
    3. Forward-facing child restraint system: 49 CFR 571.213
    4. Rear-facing child restraint system: 49 CFR 571.213
    5. All applicable documentation if your product is a multifunction device
  5. Either (i) confirmation that you are the manufacturer of the products, or (ii) copies of invoices from your supplier issued in the last 365 days which reflect your sales volume.

By applying to sell these products, you certify that all materials you submit in conjunction with your application are true, authentic, and accurate. Note that Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failure to meet these requirements.

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