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FBA dangerous goods review process

The Dangerous Goods team reviews each ASIN converted to Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) within four working days, if identified as a possible dangerous good. A working day is from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

The identification as to whether a product is a possible dangerous good or not is mainly based on catalogue information. It is therefore imperative that you provide complete and accurate information right from listing creation or conversion to FBA, including a complete and detailed product description and a bullet list.

If the dangerous goods information that you provide is complete and correct, we will complete the review and classify your product within four working days.

However, if the information that you provided is missing, incomplete, inaccurate or otherwise conflicting, your product may be blocked for sale through Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA). If that happens, you will need to provide a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or an exemption sheet (for batteries and battery-powered products, and for products that do not contain harmful chemicals) through the Upload dangerous goods documents tool.

Providing a complete and valid SDS when you create your FBA listing will help you to avoid delays. For more information, see Required dangerous good information and documentation.

Important: If your product is identified as a possible dangerous good while you already have inventory in one or several Amazon fulfilment centres, you will have 14 working days to provide the requested documentation. Failure to provide the documentation during that time frame will result in the disposal of the inventory, at your expense.

Use the Look up an ASIN tool to check the classification status (dangerous good or non-dangerous good, or if further documentation is required from you) of your FBA ASIN.

Frequently asked questions

Why is my ASIN under dangerous goods review?

Amazon performs regular reviews on products in our fulfilment centres that may be regulated as dangerous goods. These reviews help to ensure that shipments meet regulatory requirements and safety standards for buyers and our employees.

If your ASIN is under review, it is likely that it contains a battery, chemicals or other substances that may make your product subject to transportation or storage regulations. More information is often needed for Amazon to complete the classification of your product.

Products might also be flagged for review when changes are made to the detail page that do not align with information that was previously submitted.

Some products regulated as dangerous goods may surprise you. To learn more, see the Dangerous goods identification guide and Examples of products that may be regulated as dangerous goods.

What are dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods, also called hazardous materials or hazmat, are items or substances that could pose a risk to health, safety, property or the environment during handling, transportation or storage because they are flammable, pressurised, corrosive or otherwise harmful. These products are regulated for transportation or storage, or both.

To learn more, see the Dangerous goods identification guide and Examples of products that may be regulated as dangerous goods.

What should I do if my product is under dangerous goods review?

First, verify that you have converted/attempted to convert your product to FBA. If you have not done so, then attempt conversion. Second, check the ASIN look-up tool to verify if your ASIN went through review or not. If it is still under review, wait for the four working days (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) for it to be completed and re-check your ASIN after the delay has passed. At this point, and if applicable, provide a manufacturer Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or an exemption sheet through the Upload dangerous good documents page (see table below for common problems with SDS).

Note: Sellers are responsible for ensuring that products sent to Amazon fulfilment centres comply with FBA policies and any legal requirements regarding dangerous goods, even if the products are not currently restricted by FBA.

How do I submit an SDS or an exemption sheet?

You can upload an SDS or an exemption sheet through the Upload dangerous goods documents page. For more information, see our Introduction to Safety Data Sheets and Six Rules for Submitting Safety Data Sheets videos.

I have already uploaded an SDS or an exemption sheet. Why is my ASIN still under review?

Each new document upload will be reviewed within four working days (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Check the ASIN look-up tool to verify if your ASIN went through review or not. If it did, and the four working day period has passed, it is likely that your SDS or exemption sheet has been rejected. Review Required dangerous good information and documentation and check your SDS for these common mistakes:

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) common mistakes
1 The product name or brand on the SDS does not exactly match the product name or brand on the detail page.
2 Information in the hazard identification section and the transportation section conflicts. For example, the hazard identification sections states that the product is flammable but the transportation section does not.
3 The SDS does not contain all 16 mandatory sections.
4 The product’s flash point is below 140 degrees Fahrenheit but the product is declared as not regulated, instead of flammable in the transportation section.
5 The SDS is either not dated or is over five years old.
6 An invalid document has been uploaded instead of an SDS, such as a test report or certification sheet.

My product does not contain a battery. Why is the ASIN under review?

Your ASIN may be under review because:

  • Your product needs or may need a battery to function and detailed battery information was not provided when you created the ASIN or the detail page. Products that need to be powered and lack detailed power source information may also be flagged for dangerous goods review.
  • Batteries are mentioned on the product detail page or in buyer reviews, and the product was flagged for dangerous goods review.

    In this case, complete and upload a battery exemption sheet.

  • Your product may contain/be sold with other possible hazardous items (e.g. screen cleaner, aerosol) and the product was flagged for dangerous good review.

    In this case, obtain and upload a Safety Data Sheet.

I have uploaded the required dangerous goods documentation. What now?

The document review takes four working days (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Always use the Upload dangerous goods documents tool to provide SDS or exemption sheets to Amazon. If you provide your documents by contacting Seller Support, the document review will take a minimum of seven working days.

Once you have uploaded the document, you can use the Look up an ASIN tool at the top of this page to see if the dangerous goods review for your ASIN has been completed or if more information is required. If you have inventory in an Amazon fulfilment centre, we will send you the results of the review by email.

Once the review has been completed, verify that you have converted your product to FBA. If you have not done so yet, then convert your product.

What notifications will I receive during the review process?

When an ASIN’s classification changes – for example, from non-dangerous good to dangerous good – sellers who have inventory in an Amazon fulfilment centre will receive an email detailing the impact of the change and outlining the next steps.

To see the classification status of your ASIN, use the Look up an ASIN tool near the top of this page or search “dangerous goods” in Seller Central help.

I disagree with how my ASIN has been classified. What should I do?

If the dangerous goods review for your product has been completed and you disagree with the results, you can upload a new SDS or exemption sheet supporting your claim. You can also initiate a dispute using the Look up an ASIN tool.

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