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Manage dangerous goods classification FAQ

What documents can I upload with the tool?

The tool is for uploading safety data sheets (SDS) or exemption sheets only. Other documents will not be reviewed by the Dangerous Goods team. For more information on document requirements, see safety data sheets and exemption sheets in Required dangerous goods information and documentation.

What does a safety data sheet (SDS) require?

An eligible SDS must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Created or updated within the last five years
  2. Include new GHS/CLP hazard identification information
  3. Match your product listing:
    • The listing title (the product name as it appears on the detail page) must be the same as the product name shown on the SDS
    • The manufacturer or brand name of your product on the SDS must be the same as the manufacturer or brand name displayed on the detail page
  4. Include all 16 standard SDS sections

What are the most common reasons an SDS is rejected?

  1. The product name or brand on the SDS does not exactly match the product name or brand on the detail page. If you edit the detail page to match your SDS, you need to submit the SDS again after you have made the edits to the detail page.
  2. Information in the hazard identification section and the transportation section conflicts. For example, the hazard identification sections states the product is flammable but the transportation section does not.
  3. The SDS does not contain all 16 mandatory sections.
  4. The product’s flash point is below 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) but the product is declared as not regulated, instead of flammable, in the transportation section.
  5. The SDS is either not dated or is over 5 years old.
  6. The document uploaded is not an SDS (for example, test report or certification sheet) and therefore cannot be used for classification.

When are exemption sheets accepted?

Exemption sheets are accepted only for:

  1. Products that do not contain harmful chemicals
  2. Batteries and battery-powered devices

If you submit an exemption sheet for a product that does not fall in the categories above, or if you submit an exemption sheet in place of an SDS, it will be rejected.

What are the requirements for lithium batteries and products that ship with lithium batteries?

To learn more, please go to Requirements for lithium batteries and products that ship with lithium batteries.

Can I upload multiple files for the same ASIN?

Yes. If you need to upload more than one file per ASIN, repeat steps 1 through 3 for each document.

If I submit an SDS or exemption sheet for a "parent" ASIN, is that document used to review all the "child" ASINs?

No. The appropriate document must be submitted for each ASIN variant, also known as a "child". To learn more, go to Elements of a parent-child relationship.

How long does the review process take?

Each ASIN is typically reviewed by the Dangerous Goods team within 2 business days. Business days are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Note that the product information must be complete and correct, including attributes that could classify the product as dangerous goods. To learn more, go to FBA dangerous goods review process.

Why did my ASIN suddenly become a dangerous good?

Amazon is continuously conducting reviews of products in our catalog to identify products regulated as dangerous goods. The goal is to ensure safety and compliance. During these reviews, changes in classification can happen. If you disagree with your product's classification, please upload a new SDS or exemption sheet through the document upload tool in this page.

I am already approved to sell in a specific category or subcategory. Why do I need to submit an SDS or exemption sheet?

Being approved to sell in a specific category or subcategory may allow you to sell a broad number of ASINs in that category or subcategory. However, some of those ASINs could be dangerous goods, and we need to ensure compliance for those ASINs. Remember that products are classified as dangerous goods at the finished product level, and not at the category or subcategory level.

Which file formats are valid?

The valid file formats are .docx, .doc, .xlsx, .xls, .pdf, .jpg, and .png.

What are the Seller University resources available for dangerous goods?

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