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Hazardous and Dangerous Items

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all laws, regulations and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Because Amazon wants to ensure that products offered through Amazon are safe (that is, there is no risk that they will cause death, personal injury or damage to property), listings for any products recalled by the manufacturer or by a government agency are prohibited. Amazon also reserves the right to take into account recalls made by government agencies of other countries.

Products that are not safe are prohibited. All new toys and electrical equipment must be CE marked. All toys and electrical equipment, whether new or used, must be safe. You must have used and refurbished electrical equipment tested by an expert prior to listing to verify that it is safe.

When selling allowed hazardous and dangerous items, it is your responsibility to store and transport them properly and with all the necessary security measures that may be required.

 

Examples of permitted listings

If listing a permitted but hazardous item, sellers must ensure they are shipping the item in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and Amazon policies.

  • Magnetized material
  • Rechargeable batteries

 

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Products intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (including products in contact with babies and infants’ mouths) containing Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Items containing Chemicals that may damage the ozone layer, such as Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Prohibited products and equipment mentioned in Annex III of the EU Regulation 517/2014 (F-Gas Regulation), including:
    • Movable room air-conditioning equipment that contains Hydrofluorocarbons - HFCs (or their mixtures) with Global Warming Power (GWP) of 150 or more;
    • Refillable and non-refillable containers for Fluorinated Gases (F-gases) used to service, maintain or fill refrigeration, air-conditioning or heat-pump equipment, fire protection systems or switchgear, or for use as solvents;
    • Domestic refrigerators and freezers that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more;
    • Fire protection equipment that contain either Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) PFCs or HFC-23;
    • Technical aerosols that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more, except when required to meet national safety standards or when used for medical applications;
    • Aerosol generators marketed and intended for sale to the general public for entertainment and decorative purposes, as listed in point 40 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, such as metallic glitter intended mainly for decoration or artificial snow and frost;
    • Signal horns that contain HFCs with GWP of 150 or more.
  • Any chemical substance or compound that is intended for commercial, industrial, or professional use only and is not available for general consumer purchase
  • Products recalled by manufacturers
  • Products recalled by the DGCCRF, the ANSM or any other French authority or by other governmental agencies, such as CPSC, NHTSA, FDA, USDA-FSIS, EPA
  • Products listed on a RAPEX report as posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers
  • Products made of chemicals without necessary registration on the REACH-List
  • Certain hazardous items, such as:
    • Batteries or accumulators, including button cell batteries, that contain more than 0,0005 % of mercury by weight or more than 0,002 % of cadmium by weight, except portable batteries and accumulators intended for use in: emergency and alarm systems; medical equipment (excluding cell batteries in hearing aids that are prohibited); cordless power tools
    • Toy crossbows that have the capability of shooting small, sharp projectiles (e.g., toothpicks, pins)
    • Explosives, such as for example gunpowder
  • Explosive precursors prohibited by local Laws and European Union legislation, including explosives precursors listed in Regulation (EU) No 98/2013 as specified below, as well as potassium permanganate:
    • Acetone in concentrations >35% (except nail polish removers) or in quantities > 500 ml
    • Aluminium powder in quantities ≥ 1.5kg
    • Ammonium nitrate in any concentration/quantity, except for instant cold packs
    • Calcium ammonium nitrate in any concentration/quantity, except for instant cold packs
    • Hexamine in any concentration/quantity, except as a food ingredient, or in fuel or fire starter tablets or cubes
    • Hydrogen peroxide in concentrations > 12%
    • Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate in any concentration/quantity
    • Magnesium powder in quantities ≥ 1.5 kg
    • Nitric acid in concentrations > 3%
    • Nitromethane in any concentration/quantity, except for nitro fuel containing this substance in concentrations ≤ 30%
    • Potassium chlorate in concentrations > 40%
    • Potassium perchlorate in concentrations > 40%
    • Potassium permanganate in quantities ≥ 1.5kg
    • Sodium chlorate in any concentration/quantity
    • Sodium perchlorate in any concentration/quantity
    • Sulphuric (Sulfuric) acid in concentrations ≥ 50%, except shampoos and conditioners, dietary supplements, multivitamins, drain cleaners, and carpet cleaners
  • Certain Explosive Precursors (in whole or above a certain concentration) and mixtures containing them
  • Fireworks (except category 1 fireworks), such as:
    • Firecrackers
    • Firework kits
    • Aerial bombs
    • Bottle rockets
    • Roman candles
    • Jumping Jacks
    • Fountains
    • Sky Rockets
  • Kite strings that are intended for kite fighting
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Nitric acid
  • Products containing thermite
  • Products contaminated by radiation
  • Liquid mercury and products containing mercury, such as:
    • Manometers, sphygmomanometers, and other medical devices containing mercury
    • Thermometers
  • Products that include large quantities of magnetic balls or cubes, such as:
    • Buckyballs
    • Buckycubes
    • Dynocube
    • Magnet Balls
    • Magnicube
    • Neocubes
    • Neocubix
    • Nanodots
  • Vehicle airbags and airbag covers
  • Authentic or used antique or vintage military or WWI, WWII or Cold War era gas masks, their filters and canisters

 

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