Amazon seems to be discouraging sellers using Amazon's "Meet the Amazon" program from sending more hazardous materials to its warehouses.
FBA is a program that third party vendors send their goods to be stored in Amazon repositories before they are sold on Amazon.com. Then items are shipped out like regular order by e-commerce giant.
Amazon said Wednesday it will introduce new fees for "dangerous" items such as aerosol cans and lithium-ion batteries sent by retailers to Amazon warehouses. The fees are higher than Amazon's normal fee versus use of fulfillment by Amazon.
For example, a normal item with a shipping weight of 10 to 16 ounces is considered eligible for a fee of $ 2.48, while a "serious" item of the same size will charge a fee of $ 3.45.
Amazon has a full list of elements it considers "dangerous", often consisting of "flammable and compressed substances and elements containing lithium ion batteries."
The new fee will go into effect on February 19, 2019, according to a note at the Amazon Forum for Vendors. Amazon did not immediately respond to the Business Insider request for further comments.
It may have made the Amazon more expensive to sell these risky items and meet them to discourage FBA sellers from sending them to warehouses. Earlier this month, a pack of bear spray from the rack fell into the Amazon warehouse in Robinsville, New Jersey. Fumes can be called in the center of the lava, striking the workers.
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Local officials said 24 people had been sent to local hospitals, one of them in critical condition. In total, 54 workers were affected.
Patients reported difficulty breathing and suffered from burning in the eye and throat. Bears are mostly made from capsaicans, a chemical found in chili.
This is not the first time a pack of bears has been blown up in a warehouse in the Amazon, according to Sird, who said two other similar incidents occurred in 2015 and earlier this year.