If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.
Our policy requires that sellers and vendors of CPSC regulated products maintain documentation that demonstrates compliance with all applicable mandatory and voluntary standards and regulations.
Testing reports provided as part of your compliance submission to Amazon must be from independent, third-party testing laboratories. For children’s products, federal law requires that testing be conducted by a CPSC-accepted testing laboratory that is accredited to perform testing to the applicable testing scope. For general-use, non-children’s products, Amazon policy requires that testing be conducted by an ISO or IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, appropriately accredited to perform testing to the applicable testing scope.
Our policy requires sellers and vendors to submit testing reports from the appropriate testing laboratories to satisfy our compliance requirements, along with the certificates of compliance required by CPSC regulations and described in more detail below.
For children’s products, the CPSC has posted a list of CPSC-accepted testing labs. For general-use, non-children’s products, testing does not need to be conducted by a CPSC-accepted lab, but per our policy, it must be conducted by an ISO or IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory.
Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, go to the Service Provider Network.
Children’s products are consumer products that are designed, marketed, or intended for children 12 years of age or younger. Federal law requires that all children's products that are subject to one or more federal consumer product safety requirements be tested by a CPSC-accepted laboratory for compliance to the applicable federal children's product safety requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, physical and mechanical testing, chemical testing, product and product packaging labeling, and warning and hazard labeling.
As part of our policy, we may request the following information from you at an time, so we recommend that you have it easily accessible:
Small batch manufacturers (SBMs) that are registered with the CPSC can obtain relief from certain third-party testing requirements for children’s products. If you are a registered SBM, we require that you provide documentation that clearly identifies your registration information, to allow your status to be taken into consideration during review of your compliance submission. More information regarding SBMs and third-party testing is available from the CPSC.
Our policy requires all SBMs to clearly list their registration information on their CPC.
General-use or non-children’s products
Federal law requires that certain general use or non-children’s products that are subject to a federal consumer product safety requirement be certified based on a test report for each product or a reasonable testing program for compliance with applicable consumer product safety requirements. Unlike children’s products, the testing or reasonable testing program for general-use or non-children’s products is not required to utilize a CPSC-accepted laboratory. Amazon policy requires that general-use or non-children’s products be tested by an ISO or IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, appropriately accredited to test to the applicable product requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, physical and mechanical testing, chemical testing, product and product packaging labeling, and warning and hazard labeling.
Our policy requires the following information and documents for all general-use or non-children’s products that you list on our store:
Poison Prevention Packaging Act
Federal law requires that certain household substances be packaged in child-resistant packaging. The packaging required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time, and not difficult for normal adults to use properly.
Amazon policy requires that PPPA regulated products be tested by an ISO or IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, appropriately accredited to test to 16 CFR Part 1700.
Our policy requires the following documents for all PPPA regulated products that you list on our store:
Certain products regulated by the CPSC have labeling requirements that must be met. These requirements vary by product type.
Per the CPSC’s guidelines, children’s products must include tracking and warning labels, as applicable.
CPSC has mandated specific labeling requirements for some products, such as durable infant products, children’s bike helmets, and mattresses. Certain products, like mattresses, bedding, and furniture, must also have labels required by state law. Your product must be labeled to meet all such requirements.
For general-use or non-children’s products, the CPSC does not require tracking information to be affixed to the product. Other information may apply to your product, including, but not limited to, country of origin, distributor or manufacturer statement, lot code or number. Please work with your supplier, manufacturer, legal representative, and regulatory consultant to ensure that your products meet all applicable local, state, and federal requirements.
Our policy requires products to comply with all applicable warning and labeling requirements.
Impermissible CPSC-certified verbiage and imagery
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that develops and enforces certain consumer product safety standards. The CPSC does not, however, test, certify, or approve products. Accordingly, product detail pages may not contain language or photos that state or imply that the CPSC has approved or certified a product.
Examples of CPSC-related phrases that are not permissible on Amazon
Examples of CPSC images that are not permissible on Amazon
Examples of CPSC-related phrases that are permissible on Amazon if they accurately describe the product
For guidance on how to update your listing, go to Suggest changes to your product detail page.
If you receive a request from us for compliance documents, complete the
following steps to submit the requested information:
If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:
We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.
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