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Children's bicycles

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 bicycles covered by this policy

A children’s bicycle is a two-wheeled vehicle that has a rear-drive wheel that is solely human-powered and a seat height of 25 inches or less, or is designed or intended for use by children 12 years of age or younger.

This policy does not cover one-of-a-kind bicycles made to the order of an individual without assembling stock or production parts. This policy also does not cover track bicycles that are designed and intended for use in competition and have tubular tires, with a single crank–to-wheel ratio, and no freewheeling feature.

Our policy for children's bicycles

For all children’s bicycles that you list, Amazon requires that you must state on the product detail page the seat height* and age, or age range, of the user for whom the bicycle is intended. Amazon also requires that all children’s bicycles be tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Children’s bicycles
  • 16 CFR Part 1512 (Requirements for Bicycles); and
  • CPSIA (Lead); and
  • CPSA 14(a)(5) (Tracking Label); and
  • 16 CFR Part 1501 (Small Parts Testing**), as applicable; and
  • 16 CFR Part 1500.19 and 16 CFR Part 1500.20 (Small Parts Labeling***), as applicable

*Seat height is the height that is measured from the ground to the top of the seat when the seat is raised to its highest position.

**Required only for bicycles that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children under three years of age.

***Required only for bicycles with small parts that are designed, intended, or marketed 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 bicycles that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all children’s bicycles 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 mandatory bicycle instructions and labeling requirements (16 CFR Part 1512.19)
  • Test report as evidence of compliance with small parts testing requirements (16 CFR Part 1501), as applicable – required only for bicycles that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children who are under three years of age
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with small parts labeling requirements (16 CFR Part 1500.19), as applicable – required only for bicycles with small parts that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children who are three years old to under six years old
  • Detail page warning as evidence of compliance with small parts labeling requirements (16 CFR Part 1500.20), as applicable – required only for bicycles with small parts that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children who are three years old to under six years old
  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for all children’s bicycles 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 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 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, 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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