CE Marking Requirements for Amazon Sellers: A Complete Guide

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Selling electronics, toys, PPE, and medical devices on Amazon in the European Union requires that your products are correctly CE marked – or you face the risk of immediate and permanent product removal.

In this guide, we explain what Amazon sellers must know about CE marking, and why it also affects companies located in the UK, US and China – that are selling certain product types on Amazon in the EU.

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Amazon Clothing & Textiles Requirements For Sellers: An Overview

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Amazon Clothing Requirements for Sellers

If you sell clothing and textiles on Amazon, you must ensure that your products comply with various rules, regulations, and standards. In this guide, we explain some of these requirements, including requirements for children’s clothing, dangerous goods, and packaging.

Also, we only considered requirements that pertain to selling clothing and textiles in the United States, and we refer to US regulations, such as 16 CFR Part 1615 – Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X (FF 3-71). Note that requirements in other markets, such as the EU, the UK or Australia, are different.

Methodology: We used information that we found on Amazon Seller Central Guidance pages hosted on Amazon.com (US version). We linked to some of these documents in the sections below.

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Amazon Lithium Batteries Requirements For Sellers: An Overview

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Lithium Batteries Requirements

Selling lithium batteries and products that contain lithium batteries on Amazon requires compliance with various regulations, safety standards, and other requirements. These includes UL standards, also dangerous goods requirements.

This guide covers different types of lithium batteries and the requirements that apply in terms of standards. We also take a look at button and coin batteries which are covered by additional requirements.

This guide only takes requirements related to selling lithium batteries on Amazon in the United States into consideration. Note that similar requirments also apply when selling products on Amazon in the European Union, Australia, Japan, and elsewhere, although specific requirements may differ.

Methodology: We used information that we found on Amazon Seller Central Guidance pages hosted on Amazon.com (US version). We link to some of these pages, in the sections below.

We also refer to US regulations, such as 16 CFR Part 1263 – Safety Standard for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries.

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Reporting unsafe and non-compliant products on Amazon

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Reporting unsafe and non-compliant products on Amazon
Amazon takes product safety and compliance seriously. In practice, this means that Amazon takes action against non-compliant products by carrying out routine checks, implementing measures for new listings, and taking action when they receive reports.

However, Amazon is also assisted by professionals who identify non-compliant products sold on the marketplace. This can, for example, include products that are not correctly labelled.

One pioneer in this area is Florian Roth, the founder of AMZ Compliance, based in Ostfildern, Germany. In this article, Florian shares his experience in finding and reporting non-compliant products directly to Amazon – for the sake of levelling the playing field for sellers.
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Amazon Product Compliance Document Requests and Removals

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Amazon sometimes contacts sellers to request test reports, label photocopies, and product certificates, for the sake of verifying that the product is safe and fully compliant with the national regulations in the concerned marketplace. Such a review can be trigged when listing a new product, consumer complaints, or by Amazon’s own internal compliance review team.

In this guide, you will learn why Amazon requests compliance documents from sellers, and what they normally expect. We also cover real-life case studies, to demonstrate how products are subject to different types of compliance document requests. Continue reading Amazon Product Compliance Document Requests and Removals

Bag Suffocation Warning: US State & Amazon Seller Requirements

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Bag suffocation warnings are mandatory in several large US states, including New York and California. Further, bug suffocation warnings are printed on poly bags. In this guide, we explain what US brands must know about bag suffocation warning requirements, including warning texts, placements, exemptions, and more.
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Amazon Dangerous Goods Guide for Importers and Manufacturers

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Amazon Dangerous Goods

Are you planning to sell products potentially classified as “dangerous goods via the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service? In this case, you might need to ensure that your product complies with Amazon’s dangerous goods policy and submit documentation such as safety data sheets (SDS), exemption sheets, or test reports.

In this guide, we explain what products are classified as dangerous goods, what kind of documentation and information sellers need to provide, and the dangerous goods review process.

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Amazon Electronics Requirements For Sellers: An Overview

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Amazon Electronics Requirements

Electronics sellers on Amazon must ensure compliance with a range of product regulations and safety standards. In this guide, we cover the basics of Amazon requirements concerning electronics standards, labeling requirements, testing, and packaging.

Note

This guide only covers product regulations, standards, and other requirements for selling on Amazon in the United States (e.g. FCC 47 CFR Part 15). However, the same principles apply when selling products on Amazon in the European Union (e.g. the EMC Directive), Australia, Japan, and elsewhere.

Further, Amazon can change its terms and requirements at will. This article serves as an introduction, but not a replacement for the up-to-date seller requirements on Amazon Seller Central.

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Amazon Toys & Children’s Products Requirements Guide for Sellers

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Amazon Toy Children Products Requirements

Planning to sell toys or other children’s products on Amazon? In this article, we explain what Amazon sellers must know about relevant regulations, mandatory safety standards, certification, labeling, and lab testing rules.

More specifically, this guide covers compliance requirements for toys, children’s jewelry, children’s furniture, clothing, baby products, and other related products.

We also explain what documents Amazon’s compliance team often requests from companies selling toys and other children’s products on their platform.

Note

This guide only covers product regulations, standards, and other requirements for selling on Amazon in the United States (e.g. CPSIA). However, the same principles apply when selling products on Amazon in the European Union (e.g. Toy Safety Directive), Australia, Japan, and elsewhere.

Further, Amazon can change its terms and requirements at will. This article serves as an introduction, but not a replacement for the up-to-date seller requirements on Amazon Seller Central.
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