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.

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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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UL 1642 Lithium Batteries Standard: An Overview

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UL 1642 covers rechargeable and non-rechargeable lithium batteries that includes at least one electrochemical cell that contains either:

  • Metallic lithium
  • Lithium alloy
  • Lithium-ions

In this guide, we cover different aspects concerning UL 1642. This includes information about the standard’s product scope and requirements, lab testing, and where it is possible to buy the standard

Notice that this guide is written only based on publicly available information on this page. You need to buy the standard in order to access the contents of UL 1642.
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UL 891 Switchboards Standard: An Overview

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UL 891 covers switchboards, which are electrical devices that distribute electrical energy from one or more main sources to different load circuits.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about UL 891, including its scope, where you can purchase UL 891, and information about laboratory testing.

Notice that this guide is written only based on publicly available information on this page. You need to buy the standard in order to access the contents of UL 891.
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UL 9540 Energy Storage Systems Standard: An Overview

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UL 9540 covers energy storage systems and equipment. In this guide, we explain what importers and brands must know about this standard, including its scope, maximum energy capacity requirements, and lab testing.

Notice that this guide is written only based on publicly available information on this page. You need to buy the standard in order to access the contents of UL 9540.
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UL Certification Guide for Importers and Manufacturers

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UL Certification Guide

UL certification refers to several different certification programs provided by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The ultimate goal of these certification programs are to verify that products or components are safe or meet certain criteria – while also communicating this to potential supply chain operators and end consumers.

This article covers what UL certification refers to and addresses common questions surrounding it, and the difference between different types of certifications. It also provides information about UL certification services and their associated UL marks.
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Electronic Product Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Electronic products manufactured or imported to the United States are subject to product regulations, safety standards, labeling, documentation, and testing requirements. Failing to ensure compliance with the applicable requirements can result in fines or a recall.

This guide serves as an introduction to US compliance requirements applicable to consumer electronics, such as IoT products, wearables, kitchen appliances, white goods, and more.

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Electronic Product Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Electronic and electrical products imported and manufactured in the European Union are subject to safety standards, labeling, documentation, and testing requirements. In this guide, we explain what you must know about the RoHS Directive, Low Voltage Directive, CE marking, technical documentation, and more.

This article also covers some of the compliance risks that EU importers and producers should be aware of when it comes to electronics.
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Electronic Product Regulations in the United Kingdom: An Overview

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Planning to import, manufacture or sell electronics in the UK post Brexit? This guide covers electronic product regulations in the United Kingdom, excluding those that relate to Northern Ireland.

As a former member of the European Union, the UK has its own legislation that corresponds with EU legislation for specific products. For instance, the following UK legislations relate to the following EU legislative titles respectively:

a. Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 – Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

b. Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 – Low Voltage Directive

c. Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 – Radio Equipment Directive

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EU RoHS Directive Guide For Importers: An Overview

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The RoHS Directive restricts chemicals and heavy metals in electronic components, solder, and casing materials. Further, the RoHS Directive applies to essentially all electronic and electrical products imported or manufactured in the European Union.

The requirements of the directive go beyond that of substance restrictions. More specifically, it also covers CE marking and other labeling requirements, technical documentation, harmonised standards, and lab testing requirements.

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IEC Standards for Electronic and Electrical Products: A Complete Guide

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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) develops global standards for electrical and electronic products. IEC standards are often included or referenced in other mandatory standards, for example, UL standards and EN standards.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about IEC standards, covered products, international recognition, and much more.

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