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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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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Amazon Product Liability Insurance Requirements: A Complete Guide

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Amazon requires that many sellers obtain product liability insurance, in order to cover potential damage, injury, or financial loss caused by defective and unsafe products. In this guide, we explain what sellers must know about Amazon product liability insurance requirements in the following marketplaces:

  • United States
  • European Union
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia

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List of Amazon Seller Product Liability Insurance Providers

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Product liability insurance can help you cover losses caused by consumer injury or property damage, caused by products you’ve sold. Obtaining product liability insurance is not only a wise decision for the sake of protecting your own business – but also mandatory for many Amazon sellers.

In this guide, we list product liability insurance providers specifically offering solutions for Amazon sellers.

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Amazon Manufacturer & Importer Address Requirements Guide

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As you’re reading this you’ve likely received a message from Amazon rejecting your packaging labels as non-compliant. We keep receiving such reports from Amazon sellers on a weekly basis, with increasing frequency – and decided it was about time to dig deeper into this. Continue reading Amazon Manufacturer & Importer Address Requirements Guide