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Lighting Equipment for Bicycles

Note: If you supply products for sale on Amazon.de, you must comply with all applicable EU and local laws and regulations, as well as Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

The sale of all lighting equipment for bicycles on the Amazon.de website must be in compliance with the requirements of the German Road Traffic Ordinance (Strassenverkehrszulassungsordnung - StVZO). According to the StVZO, bicycle lights and other lighting equipment for bicycles can only be distributed in Germany if the manufacturer has been granted a general type approval (Bauartgenehmigung) for the product by the German Federal Road Traffic Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt). The general type approval is documented by an approval mark and approval number that must be affixed on the bicycle light itself. Please note that bicycle lights with a blinking setting are generally not permitted in Germany and will hence never have a general type approval. The approval mark is always a sine wave followed by the letter “K” and a 4-digit number:K****

Please note that lighting equipment that falls under this regulation is every equipment that is objectively capable to be affixed to a bike. For example, it is irrelevant if the product is designated in the advertising claims to be for a children scooter, hiking stick or backpack, or if the advertising contains a disclaimer that the product is intended for offroad use only and not for road traffic – if the product is objectively capable to be affixed to a bike then the product must have a type approval as outlined above.

Additional information can be found here:

Note: Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failing to meet these requirements. To sell these products on Amazon.de, you must apply by submitting the following information to road-safety@amazon.de:

  • Company name
  • Seller/Vendor ID
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  • For each ASIN you wish to list, please provide product following images:
    • Detail of the product showing the approval mark and approval number
    • Overall image of the product showing the location of approval mark and approval number
Note: By applying to sell these products, you certify that all the information you submit is true. All sellers on Amazon are responsible for ensuring that their products and listings comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Amazon listing requirements may not reflect all applicable laws, so compliance with these requirements does not exempt you from checking applicable laws and regulations.

Example of Bicycle Light Approval Mark:

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