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Bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use

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.

Bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use covered by this policy

Bicycle helmets for children's use

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

Examples of bicycle helmets for children's use

Ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use

Ski and snowboarding 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. When ski and snowboarding helmets are designed or intended primarily for children twelve years of age or younger, it is considered a children’s product under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Examples of ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use

Our policy for bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use

Amazon requires that bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use have been tested. All bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use that you list must meet the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Bicycle helmets for children's use
  • 16 CFR § 1203
  • CPSIA (Lead, Phthalates)
  • ASTM F1898 or
  • ASTM F1447 or
  • Snell B-90A or B-95
Ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use
  • CPSIA (Lead, Phthalates)
  • ASTM F2040 or
  • Snell RS-98 or S-98

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time so we recommend 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 bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use that you list
  • Product images for all bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use that you list. Images must include all relevant:
    • Safety information
    • Compliance markings
    • Tracking label
    • Product hazard warnings
  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for all bicycle helmets and ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use that you list
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted lab confirming that each product was tested to the regulations/standards listed above

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit Service Provider Network page.

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 including packaging, compliance markings, warning labels, and age grading if applicable. The product images on the test reports must show the same product as the product images on the 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, listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you
  • Pursue legal action

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

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