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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. Child restraint systems are most commonly referred to as ‘car seats’. These are categorized into different types with different applicable standards. Some examples are shown below.
We require sellers to provide documents showing that the product meets all local regulatory requirements. Amazon’s policies require that all child restraint systems sold through the Amazon website meet specified certification standards that we define below.
Resellers must submit an invoice and an image of the product and/or its packaging. Manufacturers must submit an image of the product and/or its packaging.
In order to meet Amazon’s policy requirements, you must show that all of the child restraint systems you sell through the Amazon website meet specified certification standards by submitting the following information/documents for review to obtain approval to sell.
|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: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
To submit the requested information/documents, send an email to email@example.com.
Amazon now accepts lab reports from either external or internal labs, so long as the lab is certified to test products against the listed requirements.
Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. A list of these Compliance Service Providers is available here.
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Violations of Amazon's policies for listing child restraint systems may result in, but may not be limited to, the following actions:
Amazon reserves the right to take any further actions that are necessary and to make judgements at its sole discretion about whether or not a listing is appropriate.
Amazon encourages sellers to report listings that may violate our policies or any applicable law by contacting Selling Partner Support. Select Report a violation and be sure to include all relevant information so that we can conduct a thorough investigation.
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.
Approved sellers will receive an email notification with this information.