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Infant car seats and booster seats

Amazon’s policies require that certain life safety products sold through Amazon meet 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

To sell these products on Amazon, please review all of the information on this page and apply by submitting the following information to eu-life-safety-equipment@amazon.co.uk:

  • Your company name
  • Your vendor ID or seller ID
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  • The country or countries where you would like to sell your product
  • A product image that displays the ECE approval label, to demonstrate compliance with ECE R 44/4 or ECE R 129 (i-Size)
  • Images of the manual and safety instructions in the language of the country of sales
  • Homologation certificate issued by government of the country of approval
  • A test report from a certified body showing compliance with Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1988

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

UK requirements

For products first made available in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, apply by submitting the following information to eu-life-safety-equipment@amazon.co.uk:

  • Your company name
  • Your vendor ID or seller ID
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  • The country or countries where you would like to sell your product
  • A product image that displays the ECE approval label, to demonstrate compliance with ECE R 44/4 or ECE R 129 (i-Size)
  • Images of the manual and safety instructions in English
  • Homologation certificate issued by the UK government
  • A test report from a certified body showing compliance with Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1988

After 31 December 2020, different rules will apply to goods you sell in: (1) Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) (“GB”); and (2) Northern Ireland (“NI”).

For products first made available in GB after 31 December 2020, apply by submitting the following information to eu-life-safety-equipment@amazon.co.uk:

  • Your company name
  • Your vendor ID or seller ID
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  • A product image that displays the ECE approval label, to demonstrate compliance with ECE R 44/4 or ECE R 129 (i-Size)
  • Images of the manual and safety instructions in the English
  • Homologation certificate issued by the UK government
  • A test report from a certified body showing compliance with Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1988.

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.
  • 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.

“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:

  • 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

Important information regarding Fabric systems

Fabric systems, also known as Fabric Car Seats, are products made of fabric (nylon, cotton, etc.) 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.


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