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Bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets

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.

Bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets covered by this policy

Bicycle helmets

A bicycle helmet is any headgear that is marketed as, or implied through marketing or promotion to be, a device that is intended to provide protection from head injuries while riding a bicycle. This policy does not cover helmets specifically marketed for exclusive use in a designated activity (e.g. skateboarding, rollerblading, baseball or roller hockey) other than riding a bicycle. If a helmet is intended for use while riding a bicycle in addition to another activity, it is covered by this policy.

Examples of bicycle helmets

Ski and snowboarding helmets

Ski and snowboarding helmets are specifically designed and constructed for use while skiing and snowboarding. These helmets consist of a hard outer shell constructed from materials including, but not limited to plastic, fiberglass or carbon fiber and a padded inner core, typically made from expanded polystyrene foam.

Examples of ski and snowboarding helmets

Our policy for bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets

Amazon requires that all bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Bicycle helmets
  • 16 CFR Part 1203*; and
  • ASTM F1447; or
  • Snell B-90A; or
  • Snell B-95
Ski and snowboarding helmets
  • ASTM F2040; or
  • CSA Z263.1; or
  • Snell RS-98; or
  • Snell S-98

*Proof of mandatory labeling requirements per 16 CFR Part 1203 for all bicycle helmets must be provided either in test report or images.

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time so we recommend you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets that you list
  • Product images for all bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets that you list. Images must include all relevant:
    • Safety information
    • Compliance markings
    • Product hazard warnings
    • Mandatory labels per 16 CFR Part 1203 for all bicycle helmets
  • A General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) for all bicycle helmets that you list
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets that you list
  • Test reports from an ILAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming that each product was tested to the regulations and standards listed above

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

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, select the Performance tab, and choose Account Health.
  2. Under Product Compliance Requests in the bottom right corner of the page, 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, warning labels, and age grading if applicable. The product images on the test reports must show the same product as 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, listing privileges, or both
  • 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.

Additional resources

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

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