When listing a new product, you must provide specific dangerous goods (hazmat) information to Amazon. After your listing is created, and only if further documentation is required to properly classify your product, you will be requested to provide a Safety Data Sheet or an exemption sheet. Failure to provide this information can result in delays in receiving Easy Ship orders and in the cancellation of customer deliveries by Amazon's carrier partners.
To know more about dangerous goods, refer to Easy Ship – Dangerous goods identification guide and watch the following videos in Seller University:
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When you create a new listing, you will be required to answer dangerous goods questions- One set of questions around batteries, and one set of questions around dangerous goods regulations. Make sure you provide accurate and complete information to ensure that your product is properly classified and not blocked for sale. Refer to guidance below:
The following battery questions must be answered for all products during creation. Note
that based on your answers, you may need to answer conditionally
mandatory questions (detailed below).
If your battery product utilises lithium batteries, it is considered as dangerous goods and you will be required to provide the following additional information:
For additional help on the battery questions, watch the following video on Seller University: Battery Questions Help.
The following dangerous good question must be answered for all products
during creation. Note that, based on your answer, you may need to
answer conditionally mandatory questions (detailed below).
If your product is not considered a dangerous good or hazardous material, select No or Not Applicable.
If your product is regulated as a dangerous good, make sure you provide the following additional information as well.
If available, provide the following information as well.
Once your product is created, it will be prioritised for review as soon as it receives customer orders. To know more about the dangerous good review process, refer to Easy Ship – Dangerous goods review process.
The Dangerous Good team reviews each Easy Ship ASIN if identified as a possible dangerous goods, and ASINs with customer orders are prioritised.
If the dangerous goods information you provided during listing set-up is complete and correct, we will complete the review and classify your product once it receives customer orders.
However, if the data you provided is inaccurate, incomplete or otherwise conflicting, and is preventing us from correctly classifying your products, we will request additional information from you.
Depending on the type of product that you are listing, we might request one or both of the
following to classify your product correctly:
Amazon also performs regular reviews of products in its catalogue that may be regulated as dangerous goods to ensure that shipments meet regulatory requirements and safety standards for buyers and its employees. During one of these reviews, it may happen that your product is flagged as missing complete dangerous good information. In this case, we will ask you to submit a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or an exemption sheet (for batteries and battery-powered products, and for products that do not contain harmful chemicals) depending on your product type.
To know more about the review process, refer to Easy Ship – Dangerous goods review process.
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS, previously known as MSDS) is a detailed information bulletin containing 16 sections prepared by the manufacturer or importer that describes the physical and chemical properties, physical and health hazards, routes of exposure, precautions for safe handling and use, emergency and first-aid procedures and control measures of a product.
Safety data sheets enable Amazon to:
To know more about Safety Data Sheets, watch the following video in Seller University: Introduction to Safety Data Sheets. We also invite you to read the Hazard Communication Standard: Safety Data Sheets on the OSHA website.
Eligible Safety Data Sheets must comply with the following requirements:
For more information about Safety Data Sheets eligibility, watch the following video in Seller University: Six Rules for Submitting Safety Data Sheets.
Upload safety data sheets
You must upload eligible Safety Data Sheets using the Upload dangerous goods documents tool.
Follow the guidance below:
After you have uploaded your SDS, the Dangerous Good team will review the document within 4 business days. If the document is complete and accurate, we will classify your product during that time frame. However, if the document is invalid, you will be requested to provide updated documentation.
To avoid classification delays, we strongly recommend you check that your SDS complies with the requirements listed above before providing it to Amazon. Each new document submission takes an additional four business days from the day of the upload.
An exemption sheet is a document required by Amazon to gather specific dangerous good
information for products exempted from providing an SDS by the regulations / law. The
exemption sheet will be accepted for the following 2 categories of products only.
Review the product packaging, the product manual or the battery itself to locate specific
battery information, such as watt-hours and voltage. For more information on lithium
batteries, refer to Easy Ship– Requirements for lithium batteries
and products that contain lithium batteries.
Review the product packaging or the product itself to locate specific information, such as
ingredients, pictograms or warning phrases.