Product quality and safety has always been a priority for Barnes & Noble, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Barnes & Noble” or “B&N”) and, as new and complex safety standards emerge, we count on our suppliers and manufacturers to provide products that meet or exceed all applicable safety requirements.
Many of the products produced and sold by Barnes & Noble are regulated by federal, state and local laws and other industry guidelines and standards. Regulations and standards change over time and as such, Vendors must stay apprised of products they supply. Barnes & Noble requires all suppliers to stand fully behind their products. We depend on you to maintain knowledge of and comply with all safety standards for your products.
To that extent, we have developed a Vendor and Product Compliance program to ensure that we continue to provide high quality, safe products to our customers. All costs associated with the removal of Vendor’s products from Barnes & Noble stores or distribution centers in violation of these requirements or any other product compliance remediation, will be at the cost of Vendor. Barnes & Noble reserves the right to assess doing business with any supplier who does not comply with these requirements.
Click the links below for specifics on our Vendor and Product Compliance program: