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Children's clothing with drawstrings

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 clothing with drawstrings covered by this policy

This policy applies to children’s clothing with hood and neck drawstrings in sizes 2T to 12, including, but not limited to, hoodies and outerwear, and children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16 with drawstrings at the waist.

Children's clothing with hood and neck drawstrings

Children’s clothing with hood and neck drawstrings in sizes 2T to 12 may pose a hazard if the drawstrings become entangled with other objects.

At this time, Amazon is not accepting applications for listings of children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 12 with hood and neck and drawstrings. These types of clothing include, but are not limited to, hoodies and outerwear.

Children's clothing with drawstrings at the waist

Children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16 with drawstrings at the waist may pose a hazard if the drawstrings become entangled with other objects. Drawstrings located at the waist must not be longer than 3 inches when the garment is expanded to its fullest width. Additionally, these drawstrings must not have toggles, knots, or other attachments at the free ends of the drawstrings. If drawstrings at the waist in clothing sizes 2T to 16 are in one continuous string, that string must be stitched through the fabric (bar-tacked) to prevent the drawstring from being pulled through its channel.

Our policy for children’s clothing with drawstrings

Children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 12 with hood and neck drawstrings are prohibited for sale in Amazon stores.

Amazon requires that all children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16 with drawstrings at the waist have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation and standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 12 with hood and neck and drawstrings Prohibited for sale on Amazon
Children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16 with drawstrings at the waist
  • CPSIA 101 (Lead); and
  • ASTM F1816-18 (Standard Safety Specification for Drawstrings on Children's Upper Outerwear)

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time, so we recommend that 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 children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16, with drawstrings at the waist, that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16, with drawstrings at the waist, that you list. Images must include all sides of the product and product packaging for our review
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with mandatory tracking label requirements (CPSA Section 14 (a)(5))
  • A Children's Product Certificate (CPC) for all children’s clothing in sizes 2T to 16, with drawstrings at the waist, that you list
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted lab that confirm that each product was tested to and meets the regulation and standard requirements 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 that are sufficient to demonstrate that the product tested is the same as the product listed on the detail page.

Policy violations

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

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, your listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you

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. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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