Amazon, the leader in marketplace product sales has launched new packaging guidelines last year. In order to comply, sellers who pack their products in bags for sale on Amazon, must ensure the plastic bags are approved. The guidelines Amazon set up for bag packaging Amazon FBA orders, is a step towards safety which has already been implanted by major retail chains when shipping online orders to customers. Children under age 5 are at risk of choking if they find a plastic bag and put it over their heads or simply block inhalation with it. Amazon is at work in trying to prevent plastic bag suffocation and therefore these requirements were put in place.
Per the new guidelines, items packed in plastic bags with an opening of 5″ or wider must include a suffocation warning printed on the bag to the effect as “ Warning: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this plastic bag away from babies and children. Do not use in cribs, beds, carriages or playpens. The thin film may cling to nose and mouth and prevent breathing. This bag is not a toy. ” Suffocation warning must be printed clearly, font size to conform to bag size table. Bags used in shipments for FBA orders must be at least 1.5 mil.
See more details on Amazon’s FBA Packaging Guidelines here.
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