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 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 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:
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 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 are designed to be used in a rear-facing position or in a forward-facing position.
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, 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.
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.
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 email@example.com:
|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.