If you supply products for sale on Amazon in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), you must comply with all local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.
Disclaimer: This document serves informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is no substitute for advice from legal counsel. It remains your sole responsibility to comply with the Technical Regulation on Children’s Toys (TRCT) and any contractual obligations towards Amazon. Any mention of the TRCT provisions in this document are for ease of reference only. Amazon does not make any warranties about the completeness and correctness of these provisions or any other information provided in this document and assumes no responsibility for any use of or reliance on this document.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Technical Regulation on Children’s Toys sets out the requirements for safety warnings that must be applied to toys or their packaging and instructions for use. The full text of the TRCT and further information about it is available on the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) website.
In accordance with the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement, you must ensure that your products (including packaging), and your offer and subsequent sale of those products, comply with all applicable laws (including all marking and labelling requirements).
Therefore, if you sell or intend to sell toys on the Amazon, you must:
In particular, Article 11 of the TRCT sets out the requirements in relation to Toy Safety Warnings, including that:
Warnings which determine the decision to purchase the toy, such as those specifying the minimum and maximum ages for users, and the other applicable warnings set out in Annex III, shall appear on the consumer packaging or be otherwise clearly visible to the consumer before the purchase, including in cases where the purchase is made online.
Amazon sellers will need to do the following to comply with this requirement:
If you are not the manufacturer of the toy, you can verify which (if any) toy safety warnings apply to your products by:
If you are the manufacturer of a product, you are responsible for determining which (if any) toy safety warnings apply to your product.
The following are the 10 toy safety warnings as set out in Part B of Annex III of the Toy Safety Directive that may apply to your products:
Warning: "Not suitable for children under 36 months" OR "Not suitable for children under three years" OR "a warning in the form of the following graphic".
Warning: Not suitable for children under (*) years. For use under adult supervision. (*) Age to be specified by the manufacturer.
Warning: Only for domestic use.
Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.
Warning: Protective equipment should be worn. Not to be used in traffic.
Warning: Only to be used in water in which the child is within its depth and under adult supervision.
Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended.
Warning: This toy does not provide protection.
Warning: To prevent possible injury by entanglement, remove this toy when the child starts trying to get up on its hands and knees in a crawling position.
Warning: Contains fragrances that may cause allergies.
After you have verified which of your products require toy safety warnings on the detail pages, and which values apply to each of those products, you are ready to update your detail pages with those values. You can do this using our updated seller tools (either through flat file upload or through Add a Product in Seller Central).
In order for you to provide the required information for your product listings, we have created three additional data fields in our seller tools. The new fields are listed in the table below.
|Label Name||Definition||Internal Values|
|gcc_toys_safety_directive_age_warning||Select the applicable toy safety age warning statements or ‘no_warning_applicable’. To verify warnings, contact the manufacturer or check the packaging.||Select the appropriate statement from the following Valid Values:
(*) Age to be specified by the manufacturer
|gcc_toys_safety_directive_warning||Select one or more applicable toysafety warnings statements or ‘no_warning_applicable’. To verify warnings, contact the manufacturer or check the packaging.||
|gcc_toys_safety_directive_language||For each product subject to toy safety warnings, please specify the language the toy safety warning statements are in. To check which warnings apply, contact the manufacturer or check the packaging. Warnings must be in the local language of the country or countries you intend to sell your product in.||
Below are the instructions for using Marketplace seller tools to upload your GCC Technical Regulation on Children’s Toys warning information to your product detail pages.
In Seller Central:
Via flat file upload:
We encourage you to visit the following sites for more information on the Toy Safety Directive: