Specific dangerous goods (hazmat) information must be provided to Amazon when you list a new product on Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).
After your listing is created, we may require a safety data sheet (SDS) or exemption sheet from you. Not providing required information and documentation can result in delayed shipments and canceled customer deliveries.
To upload an SDS or exemption sheet, go to Manage dangerous goods classification.
On this page, you can find information on the following:
|New listings||Dangerous goods information that’s required during FBA listing creation and conversion, and how to provide this information|
|Existing listings||Dangerous goods documentation that may be required after your listing has been converted to FBA: safety data sheets and exemption sheets|
When creating or converting a listing for FBA, you must include dangerous goods information for both batteries and products regulated as dangerous goods. (Start by clicking Add dangerous goods information in the workflow.) Make sure to provide accurate and complete information so that your product is properly classified and not blocked for sale.
Required information for batteries
Under Battery information, tell us whether your product is a battery or uses batteries. If you answer Yes, more information will be required, as outlined below:
|How are batteries utilized with this product?||Select one of the following from the drop-down menu:
|Battery composition||Select the battery composition from the drop-down menu (examples: alkaline, lithium-ion). This information is usually printed on the battery itself or on its packaging.|
If your battery product uses batteries, it may be a dangerous good that requires some or all of the following information:
|Battery type/size||Select the type of battery from the drop-down menu (examples: AAA, CR123A). This information is usually printed on the battery itself or on its packaging. If you don’t know the battery type, select Unknown.|
|Number of batteries||Enter the total number of batteries, including spares.|
|Battery weight (grams)||Enter the total weight of all batteries included, in grams. This is the weight of the standalone battery or batteries weighed outside the packaging, or any device that it may be used in.|
|Cells per battery|| Enter the total number of cells, including spares.
Note: A “cell” is a single electrical storage unit with one positive and one negative end. A “battery” is two or more cells that form a single component. For example, a TV remote will commonly use two AA cells installed in the back compartment. Additionally, a single laptop battery may have six cells within the plastic casing of the battery. Cell count information for multi-cells batteries can often be found on the packaging of the battery or in the manufacturer’s technical information.
|Lithium battery packaging||Select the correct configuration from the drop-down menu describing how the battery is packaged in relation to the device (for example, batteries contained in equipment).|
|Watt-hours per battery|| If your product is, contains or is sold with a lithium-ion battery, enter the watt-hour (Wh) rating per battery. This information is usually printed on the battery itself, on its packaging, or in the manufacturer’s technical documentation.
Note: When watt-hours is not printed, it can be calculated from the battery voltage (V) and amp-hour (Ah) rating, also commonly printed on the battery, the outer packaging, or in the manufacturer’s documentation. The voltage to be used when calculating watt-hours is the nominal voltage of the battery (commonly printed as simply “voltage”), not to be confused with the input voltage, output voltage, or max charging voltage. Calculate the watt-hours of your product
|Lithium content (grams)||If your product is, contains, or is sold with a lithium-metal battery, enter the lithium content, in grams. This information can usually be found in the manufacturer’s technical information.
Note: Lithium content supplied by the manufacturer must always be used for this entry, if available. If the manufacturer can’t supply this information, an equivalent lithium content can also be calculated if the amp-hour (Ah) rating per cell is known. Calculate the lithium content of your product
Required information for dangerous goods regulations
Under Product regulation information, tell us whether your product is considered a dangerous good or hazardous material regulated for transportation, storage, waste, or all three. If your product is not considered a dangerous good or hazmat, answer No.
If you answer Yes, select whatever applies from the Indicate type drop-down menu. Based on what you select, more information will be required below. (This also applies if you answer Not sure.). This information can include all or some of the following:
|UN number||This information can be found on the safety data sheet (SDS) or obtained from the manufacturer. Include “UN” before the number (for example, UN1266), without any spaces in between.|
|Product weight (kilograms)||Enter the weight in kilograms (1 lb = 0.45 kg).|
|Product volume (milliliters)||Enter volume in milliliters for a gas or liquid (1 fl oz = 29.6 ml).|
|Categorization/GHS pictograms||If your product is considered a dangerous good or hazmat by GHS/CLP standards, select each pictogram that appears on your product’s packaging or SDS. (GHS stands for Globally Harmonized System of Classification, while CLP is Classification, Labeling, and Packaging.)|
If available, also provide the following information:
Once your product is created or converted to FBA, the review process takes two business days (Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays). For more information, go to Dangerous goods review process (hazmat).
Use the Look up an ASIN tool to check the classification status of your FBA ASIN.
The Dangerous Goods team reviews each ASIN converted to FBA if the product is identified as a possible dangerous good.
Products with complete and correct dangerous goods information will be reviewed and classified within two business days (Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays). Products with incomplete, inaccurate, or conflicting information may be blocked for sale through FBA.
To ensure that your product is classified correctly, one or both of the following documents might also be required:
Amazon regularly reviews products in our fulfillment centers that may be regulated as dangerous goods to ensure that shipments comply with regulations and safety standards. If your product is found to be missing complete dangerous goods information, we’ll ask you to submit either an SDS or exemption sheet.
For more information, see Dangerous goods review process (hazmat).
Safety data sheets
A safety data sheet (or SDS, previously known as a material safety data sheet) contains 16 sections prepared by the manufacturer or importer. An SDS describes a product’s physical and chemical properties, physical and health hazards, routes of exposure, precautions for safe handling and use, emergency and first-aid procedures, and control measures.
An SDS enables Amazon to:
To be compliant, an SDS must:
Uploading safety data sheets
To upload an SDS, go to Manage dangerous goods classification. The Dangerous Goods team will review your SDS within two business days (Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays).
To avoid classification delays, make sure that your SDS complies with the requirements listed above. Use the Look up an ASIN tool above to check the status of your product.
For products that don’t require an SDS, an exemption sheet is acceptable for these two categories only:
Uploading exemption sheets
First, find information for your product’s category:
Next, go to Manage dangerous goods classification and follow these steps to download the appropriate exemption sheet:
As of January 1, 2021, an amended version of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals regulation (REACH) applies to the sale of chemicals and their safe use in the UK (England, Scotland, and Wales).
Under REACH, manufacturers and importers are generally required to collect information on the properties of chemical substances in their products. These products could be subject to registration, authorization, restrictions, and other requirements. In addition, distributors can be subject to REACH restrictions and other requirements.
For more information, go to UK REACH.
Products that are first made available in the EU or UK on or before December 31, 2020, can continue to circulate until they reach their end user. These products don’t have to comply with the changes that took effect January 1, 2021. To confirm when these products were first made available, keep contracts of sale, invoices, and documents relating to shipping of goods for distribution.
Products that are first made available in Northern Ireland after December 31, 2020, must continue to comply with REACH under the Northern Ireland Protocol (see section below).
Since January 1, 2021, different rules apply in Northern Ireland because of the Northern Ireland Protocol. In particular, note these points:
Since January 1, 2021, the UK government has offered guidance on the sale of chemicals in the UK and Northern Ireland. This guidance includes REACH, CLP, biocides, prior informed consent, and pesticides or plant protection products:
For guidance on UK product compliance rules, go to Business Companion.
Consult your legal counsel for questions about how laws and regulations apply to your products as of January 1, 2021.