Amazon to Add Dangerous Goods Fees for Sellers

Posted on 1/28/2019 by Roger Marks

Amazon has introduced new fees related to dangerous goods shipped using the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. The new fulfillment fees apply to flammable or pressurized aerosols and items containing lithium-ion batteries.

The new FBA fees will take effect on February 19, 2019.

Big Shipping Volume, Big Responsibility

The new fees follow a slew of hazardous materials enforcement actions aimed at the online retailer in recent years. According to FAA, between 2013 and 2016, the company was cited for hazmat violations nearly thirty times.

In addition, the company is working to better protect employees from hazmat incidents in the company’s warehouses, like a recent bear-repellent release that hospitalized 24 workers in New Jersey.

What Dangerous Goods Does Amazon Accept?

Amazon requires that all hazardous materials/dangerous goods comply with all of the regulations for classifying, packaging, marking, labeling, handling, and documenting these shipments, such as:


  • Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR)
  • The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and ICAO Technical Instructions (TI)
  • The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
The Shipping Limited Quantities and Consumer Commodities Online Course will prepare you to package, label, and offer small quantities of hazardous materials for transport by ground, air, or vessel in full compliance with the latest domestic and international regulations for 2019.

The following Class 9 (miscellaneous) hazardous materials are accepted for transport through FBA:


  • Lithium batteries (UN 3480, 3481, 3090, and 3091)
  • Magnetized material (UN 2807)
Amazon accepts the following classes of dangerous goods packaged as limited quantities (or ORM-D) only through its FBA program:


  • Division 2.1 (Flammable gases)
  • Division 2.2 (non-flammable, non-toxic gases)
  • Class 3 (Flammable liquids)
  • Division 4.1 (Flammable solids)
  • Division 5.1 (Oxidizers)
  • Division 5.2 (Organic peroxides)
  • Division 6.1 (Toxic substances)
  • Class 8 (Corrosives)
  • Class 9 (Miscellaneous)
The remaining hazard classes/divisions are prohibited from Amazon’s FBA program: Explosives (Class 1), toxic gases (Division 2.3), Spontaneously combustible substances (Division 4.2), Dangerous when wet substances (Division 4.3), Infectious substances (Division 6.2), and radioactive material (Class  7). 

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