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Easy Ship – Dangerous goods identification guide

Dangerous goods (also called dangerous goods or dangerous goods) are substances or materials that might pose a risk to health, safety, property or the environment while storing, handling or transporting because they contain flammable, pressurised, corrosive or otherwise harmful substances. For detailed information on Amazon’s policy regarding dangerous goods and your responsibilities as a seller, refer to the following:

While the term “dangerous good” is often attributed to highly corrosive or toxic products, it also refers to consumer products used on a daily basis by millions of people (such as laptops, phones, household cleaners or even cosmetics). It is extremely important for Amazon to gather information about products regulated as dangerous goods or that contain possibly harmful chemicals to prevent any eventual safety-related incident that could occur while handling, storing or transporting these items.

Note: The physical and chemical properties of a unique finished product are what defines it as either dangerous or non-dangerous good. There is no pre-defined classification based on a product type. Hence, we require you to provide specific dangerous goods information and documentation, even if your product is not regulated as dangerous good. See Easy Ship – Required dangerous good information and documentation for more details. For details, refer to Easy Ship – Required dangerous good information and documentation.

For a non-exhaustive list of common dangerous goods per product category, refer to Easy Ship – Examples of products that might be regulated as dangerous goods.

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Dangerous goods regulations

Dangerous goods are regulated in India by the following:

Other regulations

Note: The list of laws produced above is indicative. Please consult your legal advisors for exhaustive list of laws applicable for transportation, storage, handling and labelling of your products.

Dangerous goods and your responsibilities as a seller

All dangerous goods must comply with all applicable laws and regulations to ensure that they are transported, stored, handled and labelled safely and correctly. Failure to comply exposes employees, carriers and customers to potential health and safety risks.

In order to sell dangerous goods via Easy Ship fulfilment, you must:

  • Stay informed about the current relevant laws and regulations regulating dangerous goods.
  • Provide complete and correct information about your products.
  • Provide complete, correct and up-to-date Safety Data Sheets (Safety data sheet) and exemption sheets.

Important: When you list or sell products on Amazon or handover shipments to Amazon for delivery to customer, you warrant that all products comply with any legal requirements and that the information you provide is complete, correct and up-to-date. Providing incorrect or incomplete information may result in your product being ineligible for being fulfiled under the Easy Ship programme and you may be asked to take corrective actions or you may lose your Amazon selling privileges. Products that are identified as unfulfillable dangerous goods upon receipt may be disposed of at your expense without reimbursement to you.

Identifying dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods are divided into nine classes (with several subdivisions) on the basis of the specific characteristics producing the risk. Please note that some of the classes/divisions listed below are not allowed for Easy Ship fulfilment.

Dangerous goods allowed for sale through Easy Ship

As a seller selling through Amazon, you must ensure that the dangerous goods that you are delivering comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You may sell the following dangerous goods through Easy Ship:

Class Division Name Transport Label UN ID Product description Examples
9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substances

UN3480

UN3481

UN3090

UN3091

Lithium batteries Power banks, cameras, mobile phones, battery chargers
UN2807 Magnetised Material Speakers less than 30 cm in diameter, big magnets
Important: Lithium battery products must meet certain additional conditions (according to packing instructions 965 to 970 IATA DGR).

You may send additional dangerous goods in compliance with the Easy Ship Programmes Terms and Conditions. Eligible products may be carried by Amazon as long as they are:

  • Compliant with Easy Ship Programmes Terms and Conditions
  • Packed in limited quantities (as defined in the latest version of IATA DGR)
  • In New condition only

Please note for some eligible products, Amazon reserves the right to not deliver through EasyShip services, even in limited quantities.

The following classes are approved for Easy Ship services in limited quantities only:

Class Division Name Transport label Hazard pictogram
2 2.1 Flammable gases
2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gases
3 - Flammable gases
4 4.1 Flammable solids
5 5.1 Oxidizers
5.2 Organic peroxides
6 6.1 Toxic substances
8 - Corrosive substances
9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substances
Important: The above transport labels are for your information only. Do not use these labels.

The following classes are prohibited for Easy Ship services:

Class Division Name Transport label Hazard pictogram
1 - Explosive substances
2 2.3 Toxic gas
4 4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
4.3 Substances dangerous when wet
6 6.2 Infectious substances
7 - Radioactive material

Finding additional information about products that may be regulated as dangerous goods

Warning labels or warning phrases on a product package indicate that it might be regulated as a dangerous good. Some products that are regulated as dangerous goods do not require warning labels or phrases (cosmetics and speakers containing magnetised material, for example). The absence of any labels or warnings does not mean that they are not dangerous goods.

If you think your product might be regulated as a dangerous good, contact the manufacturer or supplier and ask if your product is regulated. The manufacturer is required to provide you with a complete Safety Data Sheet (Safety data sheet) for all regulated products and you must, in turn, provide it to Amazon via the Upload dangerous goods documents tool.

Once your document is uploaded, our Dangerous Goods team will review it and classify your product accordingly as long as the information is complete and accurate. To know more about the review process, refer to Easy Ship – Dangerous goods review process.

To know more about the dangerous good documentation you must provide for your products, refer to Easy Ship – Required dangerous good information and documentation.

For more information on dangerous goods, refer to:

Dangerous goods identification guide – Additional resources

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