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Equestrian 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.

Equestrian helmets covered by this policy

An equestrian helmet is defined as protective headgear that is used while engaging in horseback riding or horse sports. Equestrian helmets are also known as “schooling helmets,” “schoolers,” or “riding helmets.”

Children’s equestrian helmets are equestrian helmets that are intended or designed for use by children 12 years of age and younger.

Our policy for equestrian helmets

Amazon requires that all equestrian helmets that you list must state, on the product detail page, the age or age range of user that the helmet is intended for. Amazon also requires that all equestrian helmets have been tested to and comply with the specific regulations or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Equestrian helmets for general use
  • ASTM F1163-15 (Standard Specification for Protective Headgear Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding); or
  • Snell E-2001 (Standard for Protective Headgear for use in Horseback Riding)
Equestrian helmets for children’s use
  • 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; and

  • ASTM F1163-15 (Standard Specification for Protective Headgear Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding); or
  • Snell E-2001 (Standard for Protective Headgear for use in Horseback Riding)

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

** Required only for equestrian helmets 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 equestrian helmets that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all equestrian 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 warning and hazard label requirements (ASTM F1163-15 Sec. 12 or Snell E-2001), as applicable, for all equestrian helmets that you list
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with mandatory tracking label requirements (CPSA Section 14(a)(5)) for children’s equestrian helmets only
  • Test report as evidence of compliance with small parts testing requirements (16 CFR Part 1501), as applicable – required only for equestrian helmets with small parts that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children 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 equestrian helmets 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 children’s equestrian helmets that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children who are between three and six years of age
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all equestrian helmets that you list
  • A Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for all children’s equestrian helmets that you list
  • Test reports from a CPSC-accepted lab confirming that each children’s equestrian helmet that you list was tested to the regulations and standards listed above
  • Test reports from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming that each general use equestrian helmet that you list was tested to applicable requirements 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 receive a request from 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 Manage your compliance in the bottom right corner, click Product Compliance Requests.
  3. To add compliance or appeal for a single product, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeal for multiple products, select each product on the left hand side of the product and click Action Selected Products at the top of the product requirement table to make a selection about how you would like to submit documents and information.
  4. Provide compliance documents and information in the Provide Documents section, or provide appeal information and documents in the Appeal Request section.
  5. Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.

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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