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String lights, Tape lights, and Tube lights

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Product Definition and Photos

1. What are String lights?

String lights are plug-connected lighting products (or lighting products that have charger separately) that have a mechanism for converting the light distribution of light source for decoration purposes and one for Christmas trees. Any of the following mechanisms are applied to the one for converting the light distribution of light source; one for changing the tone of color by using an electric power, one for flashing light source automatically or one thereof, or one for changing the light intensity of light source. For Christmas trees, it has a structure with a suspended type or indoor use and it is the one that has no cap in light bulb, has a socket of E5, or has plug-in cap and glass bulb that is an outer diameter of 7 mm or less and a length of 50 mm or less.

2. What are Tape lights?

It is a tape-shaped lighting fixture in which LED chips are arranged in regular intervals. It is mainly used for decoration indoors, and it can be used by cutting and pasting it to the necessary length depending on the products. Also, it is used by connecting to a dedicated power supply unit (e.g. AC adapter) and controller.

3. What are Tube lights?

It is a see-through tube that contains the wiring that LED light is arranged in regular intervals. It is also called as rope light. It is used for indoor and outdoor illumination and it is also used for lighting to call the attention at construction sites.

Contact

The sale of all products of this product type on the Amazon website must meet specified certification standards. To sell these products on Amazon, you must apply by submitting the following information and documents to this email address:

jp-safety-regulation@amazon.co.jp

Note: You may need to wait for a while until your application is confirmed. Please refrain from creating duplicate cases during this time. Duplicate submissions cause a delay in review.

Necessary information


  1. Company name
  2. Merchant Token/Vendor ID
  3. Email address (of which you registered to Amazon)
  4. Phone number
  5. A list of ASINs with Name of Business for Manufacturing (or Importing) and Name of manufacturer(s) you are applying to sell

Documents

Documents per ASINs (please include the ASIN in the file name of the documents).

Electric Appliances and Material Safety Law (PSE)

Non-Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials

1. Copy of Notification of Business for Manufacturing (or Importing) Electrical Appliances and Materials (the copy must have a receipt stamp from METI, and the Table of Classification by Katashiki must be included in the copy); Or the register information of manufacturing or import business on METI’s The Safety Portal Website (the Table of Classification by Katashiki must be included)

2. Photograph of label (PSE mark, name of the notifying supplier, name of registered conformity assessment bodies and rated voltage etc. must be legibly displayed on the product)

3. Proof of METI’s approval if there is a difference between the name of Notifier on the labels and the one in the Notification of Business

4. Inspection record (all final products must be tested)

Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials

1. Copy of Notification of Business for Manufacturing (or Importing) Electrical Appliances and Materials (the copy must have a receipt stamp from METI, and the Table of Classification by Katashiki must be included in the copy) ; Or the register information of manufacturing or import business on METI’s The Safety Portal Website (the Table of Classification by Katashiki must be included)

2. Photograph of label (PSE mark, name of the notifying supplier, name of registered conformity assessment bodies and rated voltage etc. must be legibly displayed on the product)

3. Certificate of Compliance (the document must be issued by one of registered conformity assessment bodies and confirmed Model No. of rated label)

4. Proof of METI’s approval if there is a difference between the name of Notifier in labels and the one in Notification of Business

5. Inspection record (all final products must be tested)

To which already acquired S-mark certification:

If your products have acquired S-mark certification, you can submit the following documents instead:

1. Copy of Notification of Business for Manufacturing (or Importing) Electrical Appliances and Materials (the copy must have a receipt stamp from METI, and the Table of Classification by Katashiki must be included in the copy) ; Or the registered information of manufacturing or import business on METI’s The Safety Portal Website (the Table of Classification by Katashiki must be included)

2. S-mark certification (the model number and Ratings of Product need to be stated in the certificate and the model number must match the one of ASIN’s; a table which shows the relationship between the model number and ASIN must be attached.

Note: We may request you to provide additional documents.
Note: By submitting the information above, you represent and warrant that all such information you provide is true, authentic, and accurate. If you breach this representation or warranty, we may terminate your selling privileges.

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