On this page, you will learn how to
properly prep batteries so that they are protected throughout the fulfillment
Important: Failure to comply with
FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and product restrictions may
result in the refusal of inventory at the Amazon fulfillment center, disposal or return
of inventory, blocking of future shipments to the fulfillment center, or charging for
any unplanned services.
Dry batteries must be properly
packaged so they can be safely stored and prepared for shipment. Ensure that batteries
are secured within the packaging to prevent battery terminals from coming into contact
with metals (including other batteries). Batteries cannot be expired or damaged and, if
sold in packs, expiration dates must be visible on the packaging. These packaging
guidelines include batteries sold in packs and multi-pack sets of batteries.
Definition of dry batteries
Dry batteries are hermetically sealed and generally use metals (other
than lead) and/or carbon as electrodes (e.g. alkaline batteries). These batteries are
typically used for portable power applications. The rechargeable (and some
non-rechargeable) types have gelled alkaline electrolytes (rather than acidic) making it
difficult for them to generate hydrogen or oxygen when overcharged. This differentiates
them from non-spillable batteries.
Note: Lithium batteries have their own regulations and guidelines, and this page is not
intended for these types of batteries.
Permitted packaging materials (rigid
Original manufacturer packaging
Prohibited packaging materials
(except when used in addition to permitted rigid packaging):
|| Do Not...
Make sure that packaged
batteries can pass a 125-cm drop test onto a hard surface without
breaking. A drop test consists of five drops:
Flat on base
Flat on top
Flat on longest
Flat on shortest
On a corner
Ensure that repackaged
batteries are in boxes or clamshell packaging that is securely sealed.
If multi-pack batteries are sealed in original
manufacturer packaging, no additional boxing or sealing of
batteries is required. If the batteries are repackaged, then
sealed boxes or sealed hard plastic clamshell packaging is
For lithium batteries, follow the applicable regulations as
indicated in Requirements for
Lithium Batteries or Products that Contain Lithium
Ship batteries that could
become loose in/from the packaging.
Ship batteries where the
terminals may come in contact with each other.
Ship batteries that are held
together only by zippered bags, shrink wrap, or other non-rigid
Multi-packs of batteries that are bundled and sold as a set must adhere to the
requirements specified in the Packaging and Prep Requirements help page. Also, the entire
bundle must collectively adhere to the rigid packaging requirements, as described
Definition of rigid packaging
Rigid packaging for batteries is
defined as one or more of the following:
Original manufacturer packaging of
clamshell plastic or blister packs.
Repackaged batteries secured in boxes that
have been taped or shrink-wrapped closed. Batteries must not be able to roll in the
boxes, and the battery terminals must not touch.
Repackaged batteries secured in clamshell
plastic that has been taped or shrink-wrapped closed. The battery terminals must not
touch within the packaging.