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FBA dangerous goods (hazardous products) review process

The Dangerous Goods team reviews each ASIN converted to Fulfilled by Amazon if the product is identified as a possible dangerous good. These reviews help ensure that shipments meet regulatory requirements and safety standards for customers and Amazon employees.

Catalogue information is the main way that we identify a possible dangerous good. That’s why complete and accurate information must be provided when you create a listing or convert it to FBA. This includes a detailed product description, bullet points, and pictures, images, or both.

If the catalogue information changes, another review may be required. The product may then be reclassified, or you may be required to submit either a safety data sheet (SDS) or an exemption sheet.

Review time and potential requirements (safety data sheet or exemption sheet)

Products with complete and correct dangerous goods information will be reviewed and classified within two business days (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). Products with incomplete, inaccurate, or conflicting information may be blocked for sale through FBA.

In either case, you may be required to upload a safety data sheet or an exemption sheet. Exemption sheets are for batteries and battery-powered products, and for products without harmful chemicals.

Providing a complete and valid safety data sheet when you create your FBA listing will help you avoid delays. For more information, go to Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazardous products).

Important: If your product is identified as a possible dangerous good while inventory is already in an Amazon fulfilment centre, we will notify you by email. You will have 14 business days to provide the requested documentation. If the documentation is not provided during this period, the inventory will be disposed of, at your expense.

Use the Look up an ASIN tool to check the classification status of your FBA ASIN (dangerous good or non-dangerous good, or if further documentation is required from you).

Why your product is under review and possible next steps

Here are potential reasons for a product review:

  • The product requires a battery to function, but detailed battery information wasn’t provided when you created the ASIN or the detail page. Products that lack detailed power-source information may also be flagged for dangerous goods review.
  • Batteries are mentioned on the product detail page or in buyer reviews. In this case, you must complete and upload a battery exemption sheet. To start, go to Manage dangerous goods classification. Next, find your preferred language on the right-hand side of the page and download the exemption sheet template.
  • Your product may contain or be sold with other possible hazardous items (such as screen cleaner or aerosol). In this case, obtain a safety data sheet from the manufacturer or supplier, then upload the safety data sheet.

Once any documents have been uploaded, you can use the Look up an ASIN tool above to check the classification status of your FBA ASIN. If your ASIN is reclassified and you have inventory in a fulfilment centre, we’ll notify you by email.

Once the review is complete, verify that you have converted your product to FBA. If not, then convert your product.

If you disagree with the results of your product review, upload a new safety data sheet or exemption sheet that supports your claim.

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