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Amazon FBA New Rules – Hazmat and Dangerous Goods

Starting June 2017, when you select Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for your listing, you will be required to provide additional information about the product.

To ensure the safety of our customers and compliance with all applicable regulations, you will need to provide additional information on any products that are batteries, contain or are sold with batteries, or may be considered dangerous goods (also called hazardous materials or Hazmat). Dangerous goods are present in many consumer product categories, including personal care (e.g., flammable fragrances), grocery (e.g., aerosol cooking sprays), home goods (e.g., corrosive bathroom cleaners), and products with batteries. To learn more about dangerous goods, please refer to the Dangerous goods identification guide.

For batteries and products containing or sold with batteries, you will be asked for descriptive characteristics such as battery composition (e.g., lithium ion, alkaline, etc.) and the number of batteries. Most technical details are listed on the outside of the battery or are available from the manufacturer.

For products considered dangerous goods, you will be required to provide additional information to identify characteristics of the product such as flammability or corrosiveness that would indicate the transportation classification (UN Number). This information can often be found on the item’s outer packaging or a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

You will need to provide this information when converting your new or existing listings to FBA and can do so using one of the following methods:

  •      Converting listings in the Manage Your Inventory tool
  •      Using a generated template on the Add Products Via Upload page
  •      Converting listings via Amazon Marketplace Web Services

If you do not provide the requested information, you will not be able to create or convert your product listing(s) to FBA. At this time, listings that are already converted to FBA will not be impacted by this change.