Expanded list of Personal Safety & Household products with special requirements

Amazon has expanded the list of “Personal Safety and Household Products” that have higher requirements for listing due to COVID-19. These new requirements only impact items that sellers have not yet launched on Amazon.

May 19, 2020 - By HINGE GLOBAL

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Out of concern for customer safety related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has added more products to the list of personal safety and household products.  These items are held to higher requirements due to COVID-19.  Previously, the list had included face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitary gloves, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  As of this week, the full list of items now include:

  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitary gloves
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Disinfectant wipes and sprays
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Sanitary gloves
  • Soap
  • Paper products
  • Thermometers
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Over-the-counter medicines and supplements (for humans)

Note:  You must be a credentialed manufacturer to sell diagnostic and collection kits and certified N95 and similar masks on Amazon.

For new product listings of Personal Safety and Household products, Amazon will require a New Listing Creation Requirements for Personal Safety and Household Products form to be completed.

For listings of existing Personal Safety and Household products (where the item is already in Amazon’s catalog but the item is new to your catalog) Amazon will ask that you provide some or all of the following:

The HINGE GLOBAL team can help you.  If you plan to sell Personal Safety and Household products, or your products have been incorrectly categorized as Personal Safety and Household products, reach out to us for help!

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