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Children's Sleepwear

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Children's sleepwear covered by this policy

Children’s sleepwear is considered to be any article of clothing, including nightgowns, pajamas, robes, or lounge wear sized above 9 months to size 14 and intended to be worn primarily for sleeping or activities related to sleeping. Children’s sleepwear does not include diapers, underwear, or sleepwear sized for babies 9 months and younger.

Children’s sleepwear is required to meet specific flammability requirements. Children’s sleepwear must either 1) pass sleepwear flammability tests; or 2) be “tight fitting” or “snug fitting” as outlined.

Note: Tight fitting sleepwear is still required to meet flammability testing for clothing textiles.

Tight and snug fitting sleepwear

Tight fitting or snug fitting sleepwear is made to fit closely against the body. This type of sleepwear will not ignite easily. If ignited, it will not burn easily because there is minimal air under the garment to feed a fire. Tight-fitting sleepwear must meet specific sizing requirements set forth in 16 CFR 1615 (for sizes above 9 months to 6X) and 16 CFR 1616 (for sizes 7 to 14). If the product meets the specific sizing requirements in either of the aforementioned standards, it is considered tight or snug fitting and does not need to be tested to the flammability requirements within 16 CFR 1615 or 1616. Tight fitting sleepwear is still required to be assessed to and meet the flammability requirements set forth in 16 CFR 1610.

Tight fitting sleepwear must carry specific labeling. The product must bear a label on the center back of the garment stating “Wear snug fitting, not flame resistant”. The product must bear a yellow hang tag with the following information:


Any product packaging must also include the above label, in yellow.

Examples of children's nightgowns

Examples of children's pajamas

Examples of children’s robes

Examples of children’s loungewear

Examples of children’s tight-fitting pajamas

Our policy for children's sleepwear

Amazon requires that children's sleepwear are tested and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed here:

Product Regulation or Standard requirements
Children’s tight or snug fitting sleepwear sizes above 9 months to size six
  • 16 CFR § 1615 (sizing and labeling requirements); and
  • 16 CFR § 1610 (flammability testing); and
  • 16 CFR § 1611, as applicable (vinyl film); and
  • 16 CFR § 1615, as applicable (small parts); and
  • CPSIA (lead, phthalates)
Children's tight or snug fitting sleepwear sizes 7 to 14
  • 16 CFR § 1616 (sizing and labeling requirements); and
  • 16 CFR § 1610 (flammability testing); and
  • 16 CFR § 1611, as applicable (vinyl film); and
  • CPSIA (lead, phthalates)
Children’s sleepwear sizes above 9 months to 6
  • 16 CFR § 1615 or ASTM D6545 – 18 (flammability testing); and
  • 16 CFR § 1611, as applicable (vinyl film); and
  • 16 CFR § 1615, as applicable (small parts); and
  • CPSIA (lead, phthalates)
Children's sleepwear sizes 7 to 14
  • 16 CFR § 1615 or ASTM D6545 – 18 (flammability testing); and
  • 16 CFR § 1611, as applicable (vinyl film); and
  • CPSIA (lead, phthalates)

Required information

We recommend that you have the following information easily accessible at all times:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID.
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number.
  • A list of all children's sleepwear you list.
  • Product images for all children's sleepwear you list. Images must include all relevant:
    • safety information
    • compliance markings
    • tracking label
    • product hazard warnings
    • mandatory labeling and hang tags for tight or snug fitting sleepwear only.
  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for all children’s sleepwear you are applying to list.
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted lab confirming that each product was tested to the regulations/standards listed above.

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit the Seller Central Service Provider Network Page

How to submit information

If you are contacted by us for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:


  1. In Seller Central, click the Performance tab, and choose Account Health.
  2. Under Product Compliance Requests in the bottom right corner, click Documentation Requests.
  3. Click Provide Documentation or Appeal next to the product.
  4. Select No to upload documents.
  5. Follow the steps in the Submit required documents section.
Note: Test reports must contain images of the tested products including packaging, compliance markings, age-grading and warning labels. The product images on the test reports must show that the product is the same when compared to the product images on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:

  • remove the relevant product listings.
  • suspend your ability to add new products or listing privileges.
  • withhold any payments due to you.
  • pursue legal action.

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Note: The information provided on this page does not intend to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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