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Dangerous goods check for Fulfillment by Amazon

Why is my ASIN subject to a dangerous goods check?

Amazon regularly checks the products stored in our fulfillment centers that may be classified as dangerous goods. These checks help ensure that shipments meet legal requirements and safety standards for buyers and our employees.

If your ASIN is checked, it likely contains a battery, chemicals, or other substance that could make your product subject to shipping or storage regulations. Often more information is required for Amazon to complete the classification of your product.

Products can also be flagged for review if changes are made to the detail page that do not match what was previously submitted.

Some products classified as dangerous goods may surprise you. For more information, see the Dangerous Goods Identification Guide and Examples of Products That May Be Dangerous Goods.

What are dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods are items or materials that pose a risk to health, safety, property or the environment during storage, handling or transport because they contain flammable, pressurized, corrosive or otherwise harmful substances. These products are subject to shipping or storage regulations, or both.

For more information, see the Dangerous Goods Identification Guide and Examples of Products That May Be Dangerous Goods.

What should I do if my product is subjected to a dangerous goods test?

First, make sure you've switched your product to FBA or have tried to change it. If you haven't, try switching. Then check the ASIN search function to verify whether your ASIN has been verified or not. If the item is still under review, please wait 4 business days (Monday through Friday excluding holidays) for the process to complete and then check your ASIN again after this period. At this point, if necessary, submit a manufacturer's safety data sheet (SDS) or an exemption form via the Upload documents on dangerous goods page (see table below for common problems with SDSs).

Annotation: Sellers who ship products to an Amazon fulfillment center are responsible for ensuring that their products comply with all FBA guidelines and that all dangerous goods regulations are complied with, even if they are currently approved for Fulfillment by Amazon.

How do I submit a safety data sheet (SDS) or an exemption form?

You can upload a safety data sheet (SDS) or an exemption form from the Upload Dangerous Goods Documents page. For more information, see the Introduction to Safety Data Sheets and Six Rules for Submitting Safety Data Sheets videos.

I have already uploaded a safety data sheet (SDS) or an exemption form. Why is my ASIN still being checked?

Each newly uploaded document is checked within 4 working days (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). Check the ASIN search function to verify whether your ASIN has been verified or not. If this is the case and the 4 working day period has passed, it is likely that your safety data sheet (SDS) or exemption form has been rejected. Refer to Required Information and Documentation for Dangerous Goods and check your Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for these common mistakes:

Common errors in the safety data sheet (SDS)
1The product name or brand on the safety data sheet (SDS) does not exactly match the product name or brand on the detail page.
2The information in the section Dangerous goods identification and transport is contradictory. For example, the sections on dangerous goods identification state that the product is flammable. However, this is not stated in the transport section.
3The safety data sheet (SDS) does not contain all 16 mandatory sections.
4The flash point of the product is below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but the product is declared unregulated instead of flammable in the shipping section.
5The safety data sheet (SDS) is either undated or older than 5 years.
6Instead of a safety data sheet (SDS), an invalid document was uploaded, e.g. B. a test report or a certification document.

My product does not contain a battery. Why is the ASIN checked?

Your ASIN may be verified for the following reasons:

  • Your product requires a battery or may need a battery in order to work. No detailed battery information was provided when you created the ASIN or the details page. Products that must be supplied with electricity and for which no detailed information on the power source has been given can also be marked for dangerous goods testing.
  • Batteries are listed on the product detail page or in buyer reviews and the product has been marked for dangerous goods screening.

    Fill out and upload a battery exemption form.

  • Your product may contain other potentially hazardous goods (e.g. screen cleaner, aerosol) or be sold together with them and the product has been labeled for hazardous goods testing.

    In this case, request and upload a safety data sheet.

I have uploaded the required documents on dangerous goods. What now?

The review of the document takes 4 working days (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). Always use the Upload Dangerous Goods Documents function to provide Amazon with a safety data sheet (SDS) or an exemption form. If you send your records to Seller Service, it will take at least 7 working days to review the records.

As soon as you have uploaded the document, you can use the function Search for an ASIN Use the top of this page to see if the dangerous goods screening for your ASIN has been completed or if more information is needed. If you have inventory in an Amazon fulfillment center, we will email you the results of the verification.

Once the verification is complete, make sure you have switched your product to FBA. If you have not already done so, convert your product.

What notifications will I get during the exam?

If the classification of an ASIN changes, e.g. For example, from non-dangerous goods to dangerous goods, sellers who have inventory in an Amazon fulfillment center will receive an email with the effects of the change and a description of the next steps.

To view the classification status of your ASIN, use the function Search for an ASIN at the top of this page or search for "Dangerous Goods" on the Help pages in Seller Central Help.

I do not agree to the classification of my ASIN. What should I do?

If the dangerous goods check for your product has been completed and you do not agree with the results, you can upload a new safety data sheet (SDS) or a new exemption form to support your application. You can also raise an objection using the function Search for an ASIN create.

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