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Mobile Phone / Laptop Computer Batteries and Chargers

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, 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 replacement mobile phone / laptop batteries and chargers on the Amazon website must meet specified certification standards. Note that Amazon may remove your selling privileges for failing to meet these 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.

I. EU Requirements

To sell these products on Amazon, you must apply by submitting the following information to eu-electronics-safety@amazon.co.uk

  • Company name
  • Seller / Vendor ID
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • The EU marketplaces where you are listing your ASINs
  • A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  • For each ASIN you wish to list, please provide product images showing:
    • Model number
    • CE marking
    • Name and address of manufacturer or registered trademark
  • EC Declaration of conformity – this can be obtained from the brand owner or official importer of the product in the EU.
  • A document confirming that your product was tested according to the standard listed in the following table. This can also be obtained from the brand owner or official importer in the EU. This is not needed for genuine accessories coming from original brand of laptop or mobile phone (such as Samsung, Apple, Dell, HP, …).

Product Testing Requirement
Laptop Battery EN (IEC) 62133 or UL2054
Mobile Phone Replacement Battery EN (IEC) 62133 or UL2054
Laptop Charger and Power Adapter EN (IEC) 60950-1 or Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD)
Mobile Phone Wall Charger EN (IEC) 60950-1 or Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD)
Mobile Phone Car Charger Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC)
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.

II. UK Requirements

Products first made available in the UK or EU on or before 31 December 2020 should comply with the EU requirements set out above. Products that are first made available in the EU or UK on or before 31 December 2020 can continue to circulate until they reach their end user and do not need to comply with the changes that take effect from 1 January 2021. You can retain evidence of when products were first made available in the UK or EU by keeping documents including contracts of sale, invoices and documents concerning the shipping of goods for distribution.

After 31 December 2020 the in UK, different rules 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, you must apply by submitting the following information to eu-electronics-safety@amazon.co.uk:

  • 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 images showing:
    • Model number
    • UKCA marking
    • Name and address of manufacturer or importer
  • UK Declaration of conformity – this can be obtained from the manufacturer or official importer of the product in the UK.
  • A document confirming that your product was tested according to the standard listed in the following table. This can also be obtained from the manufacturer or official importer in the UK. This is not needed for genuine accessories coming from original brand of laptop or mobile phone (such as Samsung, Apple, Dell, HP, …).
Product Testing Requirement
Laptop Battery EN (IEC) 62133 or UL2054
Mobile Phone Replacement Battery EN (IEC) 62133 or UL2054
Laptop Charger and Power Adapter EN (IEC) 60950-1 or the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
Mobile Phone Wall Charger EN (IEC) 60950-1 or the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016)
Mobile Phone Car Charger The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016
Note: The UK Government has passed legislation which provides that for certain products CE marking will be accepted in GB until 1 January 2022, and that additional means of affixing the UKCA mark will be accepted until 1 January 2023. See the "BREXIT: UK Government Guidance"section below for more details on the new requirements and transitional measures.

Northern Ireland

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 (refer to the above mentioned 1. EU Requirements section above) and that you use the CE mark.
  • 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.
  • Authorised 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.
  • If you are using a UK body to carry out mandatory third-party conformity assessment, you will need to apply a UKNI marking as well as a CE mark to products placed in NI from 1 January 2021. Goods with the CE and UKNI marking can’t be sold in the EU. You do not need to use the UKNI marking if you self-certify compliance or use an EU body to carry out a mandatory third-party assessment.
  • “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.
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.

BREXIT: UK Government Guidance

The UK Government has released guidance on selling products in GB and NI after Brexit. This guidance provides information for manufacturers, importers and distributors regarding compliance requirements from 1 January 2021, including on:

  • whether you need to change your conformity assessment;
  • when and how to use the UKCA mark;
  • requirements for technical documentation and a specific Declaration of Conformity for products sold in GB;
  • appointing an authorised 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 can be found here:

GB:

NI:

Images and definitions of laptop batteries, Laptop Charger/Power Adapter, Mobile Phone Wall Charger and Mobile Phone Car Chargers

Laptop Battery: A hardware component that supplies power to a device, enabling that device to work without a power cord. Laptop batteries are often capable of powering a laptop computer for several hours depending on how much power it requires. Only lithium ion batteries are part of these certification requirements.

Laptop Charger/Power Adapter: A power supply for electronic devices. Also called an "AC adapter" or "charger," power adapters plug into a wall outlet and convert AC to a single DC voltage. Computers use multiple DC voltages, and the power adapter is the external part of the power supply for a laptop.

Mobile Phone Wall Charger: The wall charger generally has an adapter and is more efficient for charging. Most manufacturers, provide a USB cable and a wall charger with a USB port along with the cell phone. However, among these, the USB cable is not part of these certification requirements.

Mobile Phone Car Charger: A cell phone car charger is a portable device that can be connected to the car's cigarette lighter socket, which contains one or more USB connectors to charge mobile phone or tablets.

Power Bank: External mobile batteries which work on lithium-ion and are used to charge mobile phones or other electronic devices.


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