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Company requires systems to be certified by ANSI-accredited bodies
Amazon confirmed that it is going to require proof that any refrigerator filter sold on its platform be certified as a system by an ANSI-accredited certification body by May 10, 2017.
Amazon confirmed that the certification must be as a system, which includes testing for performance, material safety and structural integrity. Amazon stressed that its new policy is designed to protect customer safety, and that this is a product removal, not a business delisting. Amazon also emphasized that it will reinstate any product as soon as certification can be confirmed.
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) said that it understands this will create hardship for some of its members and Gold Seal clients, but that Amazon’s new policy is an important step forward, as it will reduce the number of products misleading consumers by making false claims, misusing logos and infringing patents being sold on Amazon’s platform. WQA has notified its Gold Seal clients to let them know of this policy change and will be working to help them in any way it can.
If you have any questions or comments related to certifying products for sale on www.amazon.com, reach out to WQA’s Business Development Director Brian Geegan at [email protected]. WQA will keep members apprised of further developments.