Drop On To Hazard Test 

The drop on to hazard test, per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) testing, is completed using a free fall drop tester and a hazard block. The device is a pneumatic-powered shelf comprised of two sides that simultaneously open to drop the product as evenly as possible. The hazard block is a wood or metal block that is one inch tall and six inches wide. The length must be at least eight inches longer than the longest package dimension that will be impacted. The long top edges of the block is rounded to a radius equal to the height of the block. The hazard drop test is completed by dropping the product onto the hazard block.  The Amazon SIOC test standard testing considers this test a shock test. 

Below is an animation showing the ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Test Block 15 drop onto hazard testing: 

As an Amazon APASS approved and ISTA accredited package testing lab, Keystone Package Testing can meet all of your Amazon package testing needs including the drop onto hazard testing. Let’s work together to get your product packaging approved to the Amazon SIOC requirements. 

Package types associated with the Amazon Drop Onto Hazard test: 

  • Type A: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products less than 50 lb. (23 kg). 
  • Type B: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products 50 lb. (23 kg) to less than 100 lb. (43 kg). 
  • Type G: LTL delivery of individual packaged TVs and monitors that are less than 150 pounds (68 kg) & have a girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m) 

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