This article applies to selling in: Singapore

AmazonEasy Ship – Dangerous goods identification guide

Dangerous goods (also called hazardous materials or Hazmat) 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, pressurized, corrosive or otherwise harmful substances.

On this page you will learn about:

  • Dangerous goods which can be sold through Amazon Easy Ship.
  • Product classes or divisions that are prohibited for Amazon Easy Ship.
  • How to determine if your product is a dangerous good (safety data sheet).
  • Dangerous goods regulations.
  • Compliance and responsibilities for sellers.
  • Products that may be regulated as dangerous goods.

While the term “dangerous good” is often attributed to highly corrosive or toxic products, keep in mind that “dangerous goods” also refers to consumer products such as laptops, smartphones, household cleaners, spray paints, and 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 define whether it’s a dangerous good. Hence, there is no pre-defined classification based on product type. It’s also why we require specific dangerous goods information and documentation, even if your product is not regulated as a dangerous good. For more information on required documentation for products regulated as dangerous goods, refer to Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazmat).

For a non-exhaustive list of common dangerous goods per product category, refer to Examples of products that might be regulated as dangerous goods (Hazardous materials).

Watch the following videos in Seller University to know more about dangerous goods:

Intro to dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods Awareness

Dangerous goods regulations and standards

Dangerous goods in Singapore are subject to the following regulations and standards:

Depending upon your location, European Union regulations, or other country-specific local laws or regulations may apply:

Note: The list of laws is indicative. We recommend that you consult your legal advisors for a list of laws applicable for transportation, storage, handling and labeling of your products.

Dangerous goods and your responsibilities as a seller

Dangerous goods that you send to us must comply with all applicable regulations to ensure that they are transported, stored, handled, and labeled safely and correctly. Failure to comply exposes employees, carriers and customers to potential health and safety risks.

In order to sell dangerous goods via Amazon Easy Ship , 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 (SDS) and exemption sheets. For more information, go to Manage dangerous goods classification.

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 fulfilled under the Easy Ship program, and you may be asked to take corrective actions, or you may lose your Amazon selling privileges. Products that are identified as unfulfilable dangerous goods upon receipt at the fulfilment centre may be disposed of at your expense without reimbursement to you.

Identifying dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods are divided into nine classes based on specific characteristics. Note that some of the classes/divisions listed below are not allowed for Amazon Easy Ship fulfilment.

Dangerous goods allowed for sale through Amazon 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, headphones, light meters, magnetic decals, small tools, toys
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 Amazon Easy Ship Service terms . Eligible products may be carried by Amazon as long as they are:

  • Complaint with Amazon Easy Ship service terms.
  • Packed in limited quantities (as defined in the latest version of IATA DGR).
  • In new condition only.

Note that for some eligible products, Amazon reserves the right to not deliver through Amazon Easy Ship , even in limited quantities.

The following classes are approved for Amazon 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 Amazon 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 (for example, cosmetics and speakers containing magnetised material). 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 (SDS) for all regulated products and you must, in turn, provide it to Amazon via the Manage dangerous goods classification page .

Once your document is uploaded, Amazon 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 Dangerous goods review process (hazmat) and Dangerous goods required information and documentation (hazmat).

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