Amazon Label Compliance
Ensuring labels are complaint is always important when selling products. Amazon has also implemented systems recently to ensure products that go through their channels meet the necessary regulatory requirements. A top area that we are asked a lot about at Nexreg is CCCR requirements. Chemical products sold to consumers in Canada must comply with the Consumer, Chemicals and Container Regulations (CCCR, 2001). Nexreg can review your formula and physical data to determine if any hazards apply to the product, in turn determine the required label elements and text sizes, and outline all these requirements in an easy-to-read report. Your graphic designers can then create the label artwork, or if you need a graphic designer, we can refer you to an expert in the industry. Once your label artwork is ready, our consultants will review it to ensure all requirements have been met and add Nexreg’s stamp of approval. We can also create a letter certifying compliance if you need it. When label artwork is already created the process is nearly identical in order for us to ensure the label content is correct. If throughout this process you need a laboratory to complete any product testing such as flashpoint for liquids or flame projection for aerosols, Nexreg has several ISO certified partner labs around the world that we can refer you to.
Amazon has established a requirement for 3rd party testing in order to ensure that packaging and labelling meets the CCCR requirements. Since the CCCR regulations themselves do not require such labelling certification, some say that Amazon is establishing unnecessary demands by going above and beyond the federal requirements. Nexreg has partnered with multiple laboratories that can provide cheaper alternatives than the expensive certified labs suggested by Amazon. Most importantly, Nexreg’s consultants can guide you through the entire process, from the start of formulation to the finished packaging, by ensuring your products are fully compliant and guide you through any complications by offering solutions every step of the way. Remember this is the best process to be proactive about! Don’t wait until you have issues to ensure your labels are compliant.
In the USA, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), and as a result Amazon, requires certain testing and certification to sell products. These requirements depend on the type of product and Nexreg can help navigate which regulations apply to your products under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) jurisdiction. Check out Nexreg’s Retail/Consumer Label Review page for more service and regulation details.