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Personal Electronic Mobility (E-Mobility) Devices

Amazon’s policies require that Personal Electronic Mobility (E-Mobility) Devices sold through the Amazon website meet specified certification standards. This material is for informational purposes and you should not take it as a substitute for legal advice. We encourage you to consult your legal counsel for any concerns about the laws and regulations concerning your product. This material only reflects the position at the date of writing and requirements across the EU and in the UK may change – particularly in light of the developing position with Brexit. You should refer to current UK Brexit guidance about your products (see below) to learn more about changes that may affect you following the end of the transition period.

EU requirements

In order to sell these products on Amazon, you must apply by submitting the following to eu-e-mobility@amazon.co.uk:

  • Company name
  • Seller/Vendor ID
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • The EU marketplaces where you are listing your ASINs
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell.

To speed up the process, please submit one application per family ASIN/variation/model number. For each ASIN or model number you wish to list, provide genuine product images or its packing showing:

  1. CE marking
  2. Name and address of EU bases manufacturer or registered trademark
    • EC Declaration of Conformity. We only accept Declarations issued by EU based manufacturers or the official EU based importer of the products.
    • (For hoverboards only) A certificate or test report from accredited laboratory, confirming that your product was tested according to the standards listed in the following table.

Product Certification Requirement
Hoverboards

EC Declaration of Conformity

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UL 2272 - Note: Despite this certificate is not legally required by EU legislation, it is required by Amazon policy for selling Hoverboards

Other personal e-mobility devices EC Declaration of Conformity

You can find a list of external consultants who might help you with questions regarding regulatory requirements on the Europe Compliance Solutions page.

Important: There may be local legal restrictions in the country of sale relating to use of certain Personal E-Mobility Devices by customers on roads, footways, cycle lanes, or in other areas. Please ensure additional care is taken with detail page pictures and product descriptions not to encourage potentially illegal use by customers on roads, footways, cycle lanes, or in other areas.

UK requirements

Products first made available in the UK or EU on or before 31 December 2020 should comply with the EU requirements set out above. Products that are first made available in the EU or UK on or before 31 December 2020 can continue to circulate until they reach their end user and do not need to comply with the changes that take effect from 1 January 2021. You can retain evidence of when products were first made available in the UK or EU by keeping documents including contracts of sale, invoices, and documents concerning the shipping of goods for distribution.

For products first made available in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) after 31 December 2020, apply by submitting the following information to eu-e-mobility@amazon.co.uk:

  • Company name
  • Seller/Vendor ID
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell.

To speed up the process, please submit one application per family ASIN/variation/model number. For each ASIN or model number that you wish to list, provide genuine product images or its packaging showing:

  1. UKCA marking
  2. Name and address of the UK-based manufacturer or importer
    • UK Declaration of Conformity. We only accept Declarations issued by UK-based manufacturers or the official UK-based importer of the products.
    • For hoverboards only: A certificate or test report from an accredited laboratory, confirming that your product was tested according to the standards listed in the following table.

Product Certification Requirement
Hoverboards

UK Declaration of Conformity

+

UL 2272 - Note: Despite this certificate is not legally required by EU legislation, it is required by Amazon policy for selling Hoverboards

Other personal e-mobility devices UK Declaration of Conformity
Note: The UK Government has passed legislation, which provides that for certain products CE marking will be accepted in GB until 1 January 2022, and that additional means of affixing the UKCA mark will be accepted until 1 January 2023. See the “BREXIT: UK Government Guidance” section below for more details on the new requirements and transitional measures.

Northern Ireland

Please note that different rules will apply in NI from 1 January 2021 as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol. In particular:

  • You should ensure that products meet EU requirements and that you use the CE mark.
  • You are an importer if you are established in the EU or NI and you sell products from a country outside of the EU and Northern Ireland (including from GB) into NI. Products sold in NI should be marked with details of any EU/NI based importer.
  • Authorized representatives can be based in NI or the EU. From 16 July 2021, new rules come into force under EU Regulation 2019/1020 and some businesses may need to appoint a responsible person in the EU or NI to carry out compliance functions (if there is other entity in the supply chain who is able to carry out the functions). Further guidance on the new rules will be made available by the UK Government.
  • If you are using a UK body to carry out mandatory third-party conformity assessment, you will need to apply a UKNI marking as well as a CE mark to products placed in NI from 1 January 2021. Goods with the CE and UKNI marking cannot be sold in the EU. You do not need to use the UKNI marking if you self-certify compliance or use an EU body to carry out a mandatory third-party assessment.
  • “Qualifying Northern Ireland goods” will be able to be sold in GB with the CE mark. The UK Government is issuing guidance on how this will work.

You can find a list of NRTLs who might be able to help you with product certification on the Europe Compliance Solutions page.

BREXIT: UK Government Guidance

The UK Government has released guidance on selling products in GB and NI. This guidance provides information for manufacturers, importers and distributors regarding compliance requirements from 1 January 2021, including on:

  • whether you need to change your conformity assessment;
  • when and how to use the UKCA mark;
  • requirements for technical documentation and a specific Declaration of Conformity for product sold in GB;
  • appointing an authorized representative or responsible person in the UK;
  • whether your legal responsibilities will change as a result of Brexit;
  • whether you need to provide GB importer information, and methods for doing this (including transitional arrangements until the end of 2022);
  • how to deal with existing stock;
  • what documentary evidence is required to show that products have been placed in the UK or EU before the end of the Transition Period; and
  • specific rules for selling products in NI.

We encourage you to review this guidance (linked below), alongside any other specific UK Government Guidance that applies to your product. You should consult your legal counsel if you have questions about how the laws and regulations apply to your products from 1 January 2021.

The Brexit guidance referred to above can be found here:

GB

NI

Personal E-Mobility Devices include the following product types:

Hoverboards

A hoverboard is a self-propelled two-wheel electric device powered by an onboard battery pack with two wheels and a board between the wheels for the rider to stand and balance on. The user shifts his/her weight to move the device in the desired direction. There are no handlebars on self-propelled two-wheeled devices.

Monorovers/Electric Unicycles

A monorover or an electric unicycle (E-Unicycle) is a self-propelled electric device powered by an onboard battery pack with one or two centrally-located wheels with small platforms on either side for the rider to stand on during operation. The user shifts his/her weight to move the device in the desired direction. There are no handlebars on self-propelled two-wheeled devices.

Electric Skateboard (e-skateboard)

An electric skateboard has four wheels and has an added battery pack and power system to aid riders with added torque while travelling. An electric skateboard may have a handheld remote control to allow the rider to control the device during use.

Electric Scooter (e-scooter)

An electrical scooter is an e-mobility device with no seat for personal transportation, and may take a number of different forms, including foldable scooters and kickstand scooters.

E-mopeds and powered e-cycles

Rideable scooters with seat (mopeds) have two or three wheels and a max speed of less than 45 km/h. Powered e-cycles have an electric motor and a pedal assistance, with maximum speed of less than 25 km/h. Both devices are used for personal transportation.

Self-balancing Personal Transport

A self-balancing transport device may have one or two wheels. These devices are powered by a rechargeable battery pack and use the shifting weight of the rider to balance the device. Common examples of self-balancing transport devices include Segway-branded products and OneWheel-branded products.

Electric Bicycle (e-bike, e-bicycle)

An electric bicycle, also called an e-bike, is a two-wheeled device used for personal transportation. Resembling an analog bicycle, these products have an added battery and power system to aid the rider with added torque when traversing elevated or rough terrain.

Electric Tricycle (e-trike, e-tricycle)

An electric tricycle is equivalent to an electric bicycle, but with the exception of an additional wheel.

Electric Quadricycle

Quadricycle is a four-wheeled light electric vehicle with max speed of less than 45 km/h and is used for personal transportation.

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