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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.

On this page, you will find:

  • What are portable generators, portable inverter generators, and portable power inverters?
  • Examples of portable generators, portable inverter generators, and portable power inverters
  • What is Amazon’s policy on selling portable generators, portable inverter generators, and portable power inverters in the United States?
  • What information do I need to provide to Amazon when requested?
  • What will happen if I do not follow Amazon’s policy on supplying documentation for these products?
  • How do I request product removal from Amazon Fulfilment Centers?
  • Additional resources

What are portable generators, portable inverter generators, and portable power inverters?

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

Portable generators (conventional)

Portable inverter generator

Portable power inverters

What is Amazon’s policy on selling portable generators, portable inverter generators and related devices in the United States?

If you are selling these products, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the safety and compliance of your products. Amazon requires documentation that indicates your products have been tested to the specific standards or regulations for each product you are applying to sell. Amazon may require these documents at any time so we recommend you have them easily accessible.

Portable generators must meet the standard and regulation requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard Requirements
Portable generators and portable inverter generators
  • ANSI/UL 2201 or PGMA G300
  • 16 CFR 1407
Portable power inverter UL 2743 or UL 458

What information do I need to provide to Amazon when requested?

Amazon’s policies require that portable generators sold through the Amazon store meet required safety and compliance standards. Have the following documents available at all times. If you are contacted by Amazon, please submit the following information to product-compliance-us@amazon.com:

  1. Company name
  2. Seller ID
  3. Email address
  4. Phone number
  5. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  6. Product images for all ASINs you are applying to sell, which must include all relevant
    • Safety information
    • Compliance marking
    • Product hazard warnings
  7. Product instructions and/or manuals for all ASINs you are applying to sell

Test reports from an ILAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming each product was tested to applicable requirements listed above. Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. A list of these Compliance Solutions providers is available here.

Note: Test Reports must contain images of the tested products including packaging and warning labels. The images on the test reports must confirm the product(s) is (are) the same as the images provided on the detail page. You certify that all materials you submit are true, authentic, and accurate. Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failing to meet these safety requirements.

What will happen if I do not follow Amazon’s policy on selling portable generators, portable inverter generators and related products?

If you do not provide the required information, Amazon may:

  • Cancel your listing
  • Suspend your listing privileges
  • Suppress your ASIN(s)
  • Withhold your funds
  • Pursue civil or criminal legal action

Amazon reserves the right to take any further actions that are necessary and to make judgements in its sole discretion about whether or not a listing is appropriate.

How do I request removal of my products from Amazon fulfillment centers?

To request a removal order, please go to the Remove Inventory Overview page.

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