Personal flotation device (PFD)
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If you list products on our marketplace, you must comply with all federal, state and local laws and our policies (including this policy) that apply to those products and product listings.
Personal flotation devices (PFDs) to which this policy applies
A personal flotation device (PFD) is a device that helps people stay afloat in the water. PFD is a broad category of goods that includes life jackets, boating vests, life buoys, U-buoys and throwable floats. All U.S. Coast Guard inshore life jackets, inshore life jackets, flotation or buoyancy aids, and recreational throwing personal flotation devices listed on Amazon must meet certain standards.
Offshore life jacket: An offshore life jacket is a sleeveless personal flotation device that can be used in open sea waters, rough seas or remote waterways. Commercial vessels and passenger-carrying vessels must carry this life-saving equipment. Offshore life jackets can be inherently buoyant, inflatable or hybrid personal flotation devices. These personal flotation devices are durable and colorful.
Inshore Buoyancy Vests: Inshore life jackets are not as bulky as inshore life jackets and can be used for general boating and water activities. Such lifejackets may be inherently buoyant, inflatable or hybrid personal flotation devices.
Flotation aids or buoyancy aids: These personal flotation devices can be used for general boating activities or specialized water activities (water skiing, hunting, fishing, kayaking, etc.). Such personal flotation devices may be inherently buoyant, inflatable, or hybrid personal flotation devices. Personal flotation aids, such as flotation jackets, are garments that provide warmth and flotation assistance to the wearer.
Throwable Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs): Throwable personal flotation devices are designed to be thrown at the user. Personal flotation devices marked as Category IV or Category V with Category IV properties are considered throwable personal flotation devices. Buoyant throwable personal flotation devices are made of buoyant materials such as fiberglass or Styrofoam, or can be inflated, usually in white or other bright colors.
Recreational Lifebuoy: Throwable annular PFD used to help people stay afloat in water.
Recreational U-Shaped Lifebuoy: Throwable U-shaped PFD used to help people stay afloat in water.
Floating Pad: A throwable square PFD used to help people stay afloat in the water.
A throwable square PFD used to help people stay afloat in the water.
Our Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Policy
Amazon requires that personal flotation devices be tested and comply with the following specific regulations or standards:
We may ask you to provide the following information at any time, so we recommend that you keep this information easily accessible:
Your business name (if applicable) and seller number
Your contact information: email address and phone number
A list of all your published personal flotation devices
Product images of all personal flotation devices you post. Images must contain all of the following information:
Commodity Hazard Warning
Merchandise descriptions and brochures for all personal flotation devices you publish
A test report from an ISO17025 accredited laboratory confirming that each item has been tested and meets the applicable requirements above, or a USCG approval number issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, if applicable.
Some labs offer Amazon discounted testing rates. To learn more about these providers, visit the service provider website.
How to submit information?
If you receive a request from us for your compliance documentation, please follow the steps below to submit the required information:
In Seller Central, select the Performance tab, then select Account Status.
In the lower right corner, under Manage Your Compliance, click Product Compliance Requests.
To add compliance or appeal to an individual item, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeals to multiple products, select the product to the left of the product, then click Take Action on Selected Products at the top of the product requirements form to choose how to submit documents and information.
Provide compliance documents and information in the [Provide Documents] section, or provide grievance information and documents in the [Appeal Request] section.
Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.
Note: The test report must include an image of the product being inspected, and the image should be sufficient to demonstrate that the product being inspected is identical to the product listed on the detail page.
If you do not provide the requested information by the applicable deadline, we may take the following actions:
Remove related product information
Suspend your permission to add new products and/or product information
Withhold all payments due to you
file legal action