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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulated products

If you list products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Documentation requirements

Amazon’s policy requires suppliers and sellers of CPSC regulated products to have certain documents that demonstrate compliance with applicable standards and regulations. Upon request, you must promptly submit the required compliance documentation.

Children’s products (intended for children ages 12 and younger)

Federal law requires that every children's product that is subject to a federal consumer product safety requirement be tested by a CPSC-accepted laboratory for compliance with the applicable federal children's product safety requirements. Amazon policy requires you to have the following documents for each children’s product you list that is for sale on Amazon.

  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) from the domestic manufacturer or importer for the ASINs that you are applying to list
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted testing laboratory that confirm that each product was tested to the applicable Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requirements and all other applicable standards

General use products or non-children’s products

Federal law requires that certain general use products 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.

Small-batch manufacturers

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, you have to provide documentation that clearly identifies your registration information, so that your status is taken into account when Amazon reviews your compliance documentation. More information regarding SBMs and third-party testing is available from the CPSC.

Third-party testing labs

You must provide safety documentation from CPSC-accepted third-party testing labs to show that each product conforms with applicable children's product safety rules.

The CPSC has posted a list of CPSC-accepted testing labs. Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit the Service Provider Network.

How to submit the required documents

Complete the following steps to start the application process:

  1. In Seller Central, click the Performance tab and choose Account health.
  2. Under Product compliance requests, click Documentation requests.
  3. Click Provide documentation or appeal next to the product.
  4. Follow the steps to answer Is this an appeal and complete the Submit required documents section.

Note: You certify that all the materials you submit are true, authentic, and accurate. Amazon may remove your selling privileges or listing privileges for failing to meet all requisite product safety requirements or for providing false or inaccurate information and documentation. The product images on the test reports must show the same product as the product images on the detail page.

Labeling guidance

Certain products regulated by the CPSC have labeling requirements that must be met. These requirements vary by product type.

Children’s products (intended for children ages 12 and younger)

Per the CPSC’s guidelines, children’s products must include tracking and warning labels.

General use products or non-children’s products

For general use products or non-children’s products, the CPSC does not require tracking information to be affixed to the product.

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

  • ASTM & CPSC tested and certified
  • CPSC tested and certified
  • ASTM & CPSC certified
  • CPSC certified
  • CPSC approved

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

  • Tested for compliance by a CPSC-accepted laboratory
  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards set by the CPSC
  • Meets CPSC safety requirements
  • Complies with CPSIA / CPSC standards

Note: If your product detail page contains impermissible verbiage or imagery that states or implies that the CPSC has approved or certified a product, your product listing will be removed. To reinstate your listing, you must update your detail page and remove the non-permissible verbiage or imagery.

For guidance on how to update your listing, go to Suggest changes to your product 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, 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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