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Children’s gates and enclosures

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 gates and enclosures covered by this policy

Children’s gates and enclosures are intended to create a barrier in an opening, such as a doorway, or serve as a self-supporting barrier that surrounds an area in which a young child may be confined. These products may be constructed from materials such as plastic, metal, vinyl, or wooden components. This policy includes, but is not limited to, expandable enclosures, expansion gates, and pressure-mounted gates.

Our policy for children's gates and enclosures

Amazon requires that all children’s gates and enclosures have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Children's gates and enclosures
  • CPSIA (Lead, Phthalates); and
  • CPSA Section 14(a)(5) (Tracking Label); and
  • 16 CFR Part 1130 (Requirements for Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products); and

  • ASTM F1004 – 19* (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures); or
  • ASTM F1004 – 21* (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures); or
  • 16 CFR Part 1239 (Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures)

*Depending on manufactured date

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 gates and enclosures that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all children’s gates and enclosures 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 registration card requirement (16 CFR Part 1130)
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with mandatory tracking label requirements (CPSA Section 14(a)(5))
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with warning and hazard labels (ASTM F1004-19 Sec. 8 or 16 CFR Part 1239), as applicable
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all children’s gates and enclosures that you list
  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for all children’s gates and enclosures that you list
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted lab 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 receive a request from 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 Manage your compliance in the bottom right corner, click Product Compliance Requests.
  3. To add compliance or appeal for a single product, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeal for multiple products, select each product on the left hand side of the product and click Action Selected Products at the top of the product requirement table to make a selection about how you would like to submit documents and information.
  4. Provide compliance documents and information in the Provide Documents section, or provide appeal information and documents in the Appeal Request section.
  5. Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.

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, 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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