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Choking Hazard Warning Requirements for Children's Toys and Games
Beginning December 12, 2008, these cautionary statements must be displayed in certain Internet advertisements for applicable products. This includes all applicable product detail pages on Amazon.com.
Lead and Phthalates Limits on All Children's Products
Detailed information about these Acts is available on the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") website:
By December 1, 2008, Amazon sellers will need to do the following to comply with this requirement:
The cautionary statement(s) you choose for your product will appear on the product's detail page in a yellow Warning box, located above the Product Description.
Below is an example of how the Warning will appear. Note that the actual Warnings on your product detail pages will be the ones you choose. Also please note that these Warnings will not surface on your detail pages until December 12, 2008.
Step 1: Verify which of your products require a cautionary statement
You will need to verify which (if any) of the products you sell on Amazon require "cautionary statements" (choking hazard warnings).
The cautionary statements apply to toys and games intended for children 12 years of age and under. Please note that this can include items that may not necessarily be in the Toys & Games category, for example: a children book that is packaged with marbles, jacks, balloons, or other small parts that pose a choking hazard.
You can verify which (if any) cautionary statements should be included for a particular product by:
If you are the manufacturer of a product, you are responsible for determining whether the cautionary statements apply to your product. Please note that Amazon cannot verify this information for you.
B. The Cautionary Statements (Choking Hazard Warnings)
The following are the six cautionary statements (warnings) that may apply to your products:
You may select up to four of these six warnings. You should never need to choose more than four warnings, as a warning that a product "contains" a small ball or marble should not apply simultaneously with the corresponding warning that a product "is" a small ball or marble.
Step 2: Update your product detail pages with the required information
After you have verified which of your products require cautionary statements on their detail pages, and which values apply to each of those products, you are ready to update your detail pages with those values. You can do this using our updated seller tools.
A. New data fields
In order for you to provide the required information for your product listings, we've created two additional data fields in our seller tools. The new fields are listed below.
B. Using the new fields in tools
After you have verified which of the products you sell on Amazon require cautionary statements on their detail pages, and which of the 6 values listed above apply to each of those products, you are ready to upload your information.
Below are instructions for using Marketplace seller tools to upload your CPSIA warning information to your product detail pages.
Create A Detail Page
Please use the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.com Seller account.
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