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Children’s bicycle, ski, and snowboard 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.

Children's bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets covered by this policy

Children's 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. Bicycle helmets that are designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger are considered children’s products under the Consumer Product Safety Act, and are covered by this policy. This policy does not cover helmets specifically marketed for exclusive use in a designated activity other than riding a bicycle (for example, skateboarding, rollerblading, baseball, or hockey). If, however, a helmet is intended or marketed for use while riding a bicycle in addition to another activity, it is covered by this policy.

Children's ski and snowboard helmets

Ski and snowboard 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. Ski and snowboard helmets that are designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger are considered children’s products under the Consumer Product Safety Act, and are covered by this policy. This policy does not cover helmets specifically marketed for exclusive use in a designated activity other than skiing or snowboarding (for example, skateboarding, rollerblading, baseball, or hockey). If, however, a helmet is intended or marketed for use while skiing or snowboarding in addition to another activity, it is covered by this policy.

Our policy for children's bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets

Amazon policy requires all bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets that you list to state, on the product detail page, the age or age range of user for whom the helmet is intended. Amazon also requires that all children’s bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Children's bicycle helmets
  • CPSIA (Lead); and
  • CPSA Section 14(a)(5) (Tracking Label); and
  • 16 CFR Part 1203 (Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets; and
  • 16 CFR Part 1501 (Small Parts Testing) if applicable,* and
  • 16 CFR 1500.20 (Small Parts Labeling) if applicable,** and

  • ASTM F1898 (Standard for Helmets for Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles Used by Infant and Toddlers); or
  • ASTM F1447 (Standard for Helmets Used in Recreational Bicycling or Roller Skating); or
  • Snell B-90A; or
  • Snell B-95
Children's ski and snowboard helmets
  • CPSIA (Lead); and
  • CPSA Section 14(a)(5) (Tracking Label); and
  • 16 CFR 1501 (Small Parts Testing) if applicable,* and
  • 16 CFR 1500.20 (Small Parts Labeling) if applicable,** and

  • ASTM F2040 (Standard for Helmets Used for Recreational Snow Sports); or
  • Snell RS-98; or
  • Snell S-98

*Required only for helmets that are designed or intended for use by children under three years of age

**Required only for helmets with small parts intended for use by children who are three years old to under six years old

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 bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all children’s bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets 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))
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with warning and hazard labels, as applicable
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with mandatory instruction, certification, and labeling requirements (16 CFR Part 1203.6 and 16 CFR Part 1203.34) for children’s bicycle helmets only
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with mandatory small parts labeling (16 CFR Part 1500.20) – required only for helmets with small parts intended for use by children who are three years old to under six years old
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all children’s bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets that you list
  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for all children’s bicycle, ski, and snowboard helmets that you list
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted lab that confirms 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 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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