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The Latest Requirements for New Energy Batteries to Be Sold on the Amazon Platform


1. Current status

In early January, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning reminding consumers not to buy certain types of bulk lithium-ion batteries used in e-cigarettes, flashlights and toys, which could pose fire hazards. Therefore, online platforms such as Amazon have also issued policies to remove the sale of bulk batteries and tighten the certification and accreditation requirements for electronic products.


2. Differences in applicable regulations

(1) Lithium battery:

Applicable to UL1642/UL2054 standard


(2) Portable charger:

Applicable to UL2056/UL2738/UL62368 standards

Applicable standard: UL2056 (wireless part needs to meet additionally: UL2738 or UL62368)

Scope of application: Its input and output voltage does not exceed 20 Vdc. Mobile power supply (only removable) concentrated in luggage, suitcases and other products.


(3) Consumer electronic products and their external power supply:

Applicable to UL62368-1 standard

UL 62368-1 applies to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 600V in the fields of audio, video, information and communication technology, business and office machines; and intended to supply power to products within the scope of UL 62368-1 External power supply.

(Not all devices are included in the table below, so devices not listed are not necessarily outside the scope of UL62368-1)


(4) Light electric vehicles and their batteries:

Applicable to UL2272/UL2849/UL2272 standards


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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

UL standard requirements:

3. Warm reminder:

As a third-party Ort test laboratory, Unitech reminds customers to always pay attention to the relevant regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and keep abreast of the latest requirements of UL standards related to batteries used in consumer electronic products. Shen Zhen ORT Technical Service Co.,Ltd can provide one-stop testing and certification services for battery industry-related manufacturers and traders to avoid the problem of battery products being removed from the shelves when they are sold globally.


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