ISTA 6 Amazon.com-SIOC Type A

Amazon Type A is for parcel delivery of individual packaged products that are less than 50 pounds (23 kg) and have a girth equal to or less than 165 inches (4.19 m). The shipping method for these products is the standard handling method. The standard handling method, also referenced as floor loaded, is for individual packaged-products that are received at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center with no pallet or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet and are intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet. Type A products qualify for Amazon SIOC status and are tested based on the ISTA 6 SIOC Type A test sequence outlined below.

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Type A – Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Less Than 50 lb (23 kg)

Sequence NumberTest CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from chartOptional
3Shock
TEST BLOCK 2
Free-Fall Drop9 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
4Vibration
TEST BLOCK 12
Random With and Without Top LoadOverall Grms levels of 0.53 and 0.46Required
5Shock
TEST BLOCK 15
Free-Fall Drop8 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weight. Includes drop on hazardRequired
6Shock
TEST BLOCK 21
Rotational Edge Drop9 in (230 mm)Required for Elongated and Flat Packages
7Shock
TEST BLOCK 22
Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired for Elongated and Flat Packages
8Shock
TEST BLOCK 23
Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Elongated Packages Only
9Shock
TEST BLOCK 24
Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Flat Packages Only
10Integrity
TEST BLOCK 25
Leak Test8 hoursRequired for Liquids ONLY

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