asks some toy sellers to sell their toys on its website for proof of security documents. Some sellers have recently been asked to provide the necessary toy safety documentation that has been available on the platform for about two weeks, according to CNBC.
The news follows a report from the Wall Street Journal from last month in which it was found thatincluding toys and medicines Warnings about their risks were lacking ̵
The sellers who talked to CNBC said they received an email this month after seeing theirs Products already on sale.
"We're contacting you because we're showing that you may be selling items in the Toys category," the email states. "As part of our ongoing effort to deliver the best possible customer experience, we confirm that your product meets the current regulatory safety standard."
Amazon has told CNBC that after a third party product "soon" security documents are required Listing goes live. The spokesman said the e-mails are not a response to the journal's article.
"All products offered in our stores must comply with applicable laws and regulations, and we regularly contact distributors to request security records," Amazon said in an email statement.
In an Amazon blog post last month, a response to the article in the Journal noted that the E-Tailer and technology powerhouse will spend $ 400 million on product safety in 2018 and more than 3 billion products blocked before they were listed online.
"We demand that toys be tested to the relevant safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission," the blog post said. "Every few minutes, our tools inspect hundreds of millions of products, scan more than 5 billion daily changes to product detail pages, and analyze the tens of millions of customer reviews submitted weekly for signs of concern and investigation."
Originally posted on 11 September, 11:56, PT.
Update, 12:07 pm: Adds a statement from Amazon and information from the blog post. 16:35: Add more details