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Free-standing clothing storage units

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, provincial, territorial and local laws, and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Free-standing clothing storage units covered by this policy

Clothing storage units are furniture items with drawers, hinged doors, or both, intended for storing clothing. This policy covers free-standing clothing storage units designed, marketed, intended, or implied for use in a bedroom, including, but not limited to, chests, chests of drawers, drawer chests, armoires, chifforobes, bureaus, door chests, and dressers that are 27 inches (69 centimetres, or 686 millimetres) or more in height.

This policy does not include shelving units, such as bookcases or entertainment furniture, office furniture, dining room furniture, jewellery armoires, under-bed drawer storage units, occasional or accent furniture not intended for bedroom use, laundry storage or sorting units, nightstands, built-in units intended to be permanently attached to the building, or “clothing storage chests.”

Our policy for free-standing clothing storage units

For all free-standing clothing storage units that you list, Amazon policy requires that you state, on the product detail page, the height of the free-standing clothing storage unit when measured from the floor to the top of the unit. Amazon also requires that all free-standing clothing storage units covered by this policy have been tested to and comply with the specific regulations and standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Free-standing clothing storage units

All of the following:

  • ASTM F2057-19 (Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units)
  • SOR/2021-148 (Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations)
  • SOR/2014-254 (Products Containing Mercury Regulations)

And, as applicable:

  • SOR/2016-193 (Surface Coating Materials Regulations – CCPSA Lead)

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time, so we recommend that you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all free-standing clothing storage units that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all free-standing clothing storage units that you list. Images must include all sides of the product and product packaging for our review
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with marking and labelling requirements (ASTM F2057-19, Sec. 8; SOR/2021-148, Sec. 20-25; SOR/2014-254, Sec. 8-9; SOR/2016-193, Sec. 3), as applicable
  • Test reports from an ISO or IEC 17025-accredited laboratory confirming that each product was tested to applicable requirements listed above

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit the Service Provider Network.

How to submit information

If you receive a request from us for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select the Performance tab and choose Account Health.
  2. Under Manage your compliance in the bottom right corner, click Product Compliance Requests.
  3. To add compliance or appeal for a single product, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeal for multiple products, select each product on the left hand side of the product and click Action Selected Products at the top of the product requirement table to make a selection about how you would like to submit documents and information.
  4. Provide compliance documents and information in the Provide Documents section, or provide appeal information and documents in the Appeal Request section.
  5. Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.

Note: Test reports must contain images of the tested products that are sufficient to demonstrate that the product tested is the same as the product listed on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may take the following actions:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Additional resources

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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