Sellers interviewed by CNBC said they had received an email after selling the product this month. The email reportedly said: "We are in contact with you because we prove that you may sell goods in the toy category." As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best customer experience, we confirm that your products meet current mandatory safety standards. "
A spokesman for Amazon told CNBC that it would need security documentation soon after third-party products went on sale. Reportedly, the spokesman said the e-mails were not a response to the Wall Street Journal article.
"All products provided by our store must comply with applicable laws and regulations, and we will contact the sales partner on a regular basis to obtain a secure document.". com said in an e-mail statement.
Amazon posted a blog post last month saying it spent $400 million on product safety during 2018 and prevented more than 3 billion suspicious and shoddy goods from being put on sale. "We require toys to be tested in accordance with relevant safety standards set by the Consumer goods Safety Commission," the blog post said. "every few minutes, our tools review hundreds of millions of products, scan changes to product details pages more than 5 billion times a day, and analyze the tens of millions of customer comments submitted each week for a survey."