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Selling portable generators, portable inverter generators, and related devices in the US

Important: If you sell products on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Portable generators, portable inverter generators, and portable power inverters covered by this policy

A portable generator is a fuel powered engine or motor that converts chemical energy directly to an AC electrical output. Portable generators are designed to be carried, pulled, or pushed by a person. Portable generators may also include portable inverter generators, which are more complex fuel-powered generators that include a built-in AC inverter. Portable power inverters convert a DC electrical signal, supplied by a solar panel or an internal battery, to an AC electrical output.

Examples of covered products

Portable inverter generators

Portable power inverter

Portable power inverters

Our policy on selling portable generators, portable inverter generators, and related devices in the United States?

Amazon requires that portable generators, portable inverter generators, and portable power inverters have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation and standard requirements listed below.

Product Regulation/Standard Requirements
Portable generators and portable inverter generators
  • 16 CFR 1407 and
  • ANSI/UL 2201 [Ed 2] or
  • ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
Portable power inverter
  • UL 2743 or
  • UL 458

Required information

We may request the following 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 portable generators, portable inverter generators, and related devices you list
  • Product images for all portable generators, portable inverter generators, and related devices that you list. Images must include:
    • Safety information
    • Compliance markings
    • Product hazard warnings

  • Product instructions and manuals for all portable generators, portable inverter generators, and related devices you list.
  • Test reports from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming each product was tested to applicable requirements listed above.

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. For more information, go to go to Service Provider Network.

How to submit information

If you are contacted by us for compliance documents, do the following:

  1. In Seller Central, select Perfomance, and choose Account Health
  2. Under Product Compliance Requests, 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 must show that the product is the same as the images on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required informaion by the applicable deadline, we may do the following:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, or 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.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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