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Child-restraint and infant systems

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, provincial, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Child and infant restraint systems

A child restraint system is a removable device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain children who weigh between 10 kilograms (kg) and 30 kgs. An infant restraint system is a removable device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain infants who weigh 10 kg or less. Child-restraint systems are most commonly referred to as “car seats.” They can be either forward-facing or rear-facing.


Handheld infant carriers

Handheld infant carriers are infant restraint systems which have a seat back that is intended to be in a reclined position (more than 10° from horizontal). Handheld infant carriers are intended to transport an infant by hand outside of a vehicle and, additionally, lock onto a restraint system base for the purpose of restraining the infant in a motor vehicle. Amazon policy applies to hand-held infant carrier and infant car seat bases, including standalone bases sold without a carrier.


Booster seats

Booster seats are removable devices designed to be used in a motor vehicle for seating a person whose mass is at least 18 kg, to ensure that the seat belt assembly fits properly. There are two common types of booster seats:

  1. Backless child-restraint systems (i) consist of a seating platform that does not extend up to provide a cushion for the child’s back or head, and (ii) have a structural element designed to restrain forward motion of the child’s torso in a forward impact.
  2. Belt-positioning seats (i) position a child on a vehicle seat to improve the fit of a vehicle belt system on the child, and (ii) lack any component, such as a belt system or a structural element, designed to restrain forward movement of the child’s torso in a forward impact.


Forward-facing child-restraint systems

Forward-facing child-restraint systems position a child to face in the direction of travel of the motor vehicle. Some provinces in Canada have requirements for how old or heavy a child must be before the child can use a forward-facing, as opposed to rear-facing, restraint system.


Rear-facing child-restraint systems

Rear-facing child and infant restraint systems position a child to face in the direction opposite to the normal direction of travel of the motor vehicle.

Convertible child and infant restraint systems

Convertible child and infant restraint systems are designed to be used in a rear-facing position or in a forward-facing position.


Travel systems

Travel systems include full-size, stand-alone strollers with a compatible infant car seat that clips into the stroller.

Most include infant carriers and infant restraint system bases, discussed above.



Fabric systems

Fabric systems, also known as fabric car seats, are products made of fabric (nylon, cotton, and so on. ) with straps, clips, and padding, intended to restrain a child in a car. These products lack any type of metal or hard plastic frame. They are foldable and lightweight.

At this time, fabric systems are not allowed for sale on Amazon.


Who should submit documents?

If you are selling child-restraint systems, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the safety of your products. Amazon requires certain documentation that indicates testing compliance with applicable standards or regulations for each product you are applying to sell.

How do I request approval to sell child-restraint systems?

Amazon’s policies require that all child and infant restraint systems and booster seats sold in our store meet applicable standards and/or regulations. In order to sell these products on Amazon, you must apply by submitting the following to lifesafetyequipment@amazon.com:


  1. Company name
  2. Seller/Vendor ID
  3. Email address
  4. Phone number
  5. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  6. Product images, consumer registration card, and manuals, as applicable (images should include all relevant safety information and compliance markings)
  7. Certificate of Compliance/Declaration of Conformity (“self-certification”) demonstrating compliance to CCPSA Lead requirements (SOR/2018-83)
  8. Test reports from an ILAC ISO 17025 certified laboratory confirming each product was tested to the requirements listed below:
    Product Regulation or standard requirement
    Handheld infant carrier that is part of an infant restraint system SOR/2010-90 Sec. 213.1, SOR/2018-83, and, if applicable, SOR/2016-167
    Booster seats (backless and belt-positioning) SOR/2010-90 Sec. 213.2 and SOR/2018-83
    Forward-facing child restraint system SOR/2010-90 Sec. 213 and SOR/2018-83
    Rear-facing child restraint system SOR/2010-90 Sec. 213 and SOR/2018-83
    Travel systems (convertible child or infant restraint systems, including those with stroller) SOR/2010-90 Sec 213 or 213.1, SOR/2018-83, and, if applicable, SOR/2016-167
    Fabric, non-framed child-restraint systems Prohibited for sale on Amazon

For more information on CCPSA requirements, see the following link: Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. A list of these compliance solutions providers is available here.

Note: You certify that all materials and information you submit are true, authentic, and accurate. Amazon may remove your product from our store or revoke your selling privileges for failing to meet these safety requirements.
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