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Mountaineering carabiners

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, local laws, and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Mountaineering carabiners covered by this policy

A mountaineering carabiner is a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components when rock and mountain climbing, as part of a safety-critical system. Mountaineering carabiners are used to attach rope to pieces of equipment, or join two or more pieces of equipment together. Mountaineering carabiners are generally made of aluminum or steel. Carabiners come in different shapes (D-shaped, asymmetrical D-shaped, and oval carabiners) and can be locking or non-locking.

Examples of mountaineering carabiners

Our policy for mountaineering carabiners

Amazon requires that mountaineering carabiners have been tested and meet the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below for all mountaineering carabiners that you list:

Product Regulation or Standard Requirements
Mountaineering carabiners
  • EN 12275:2013 or
  • UIAA 121 or
  • ANSI/ASSE Z359.12-2009 or
  • ASTM F1774

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time so we recommend you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all mountaineering carabiners you list
  • Product images for all mountaineering carabiners that you list. Images must include all relevant:
    • Safety information
    • Compliance markings
    • Product hazard warnings
  • Any product instructions, or manuals for all mountaineering carabiners products that you list, or both
  • Test reports from an ILAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming each product was tested to applicable requirements listed above

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit Service Provider Network.

How to submit information?

If you are contacted by us for compliance documents, submit the information listed above to

Note: Test reports must contain images of the tested products including packaging, compliance markings, warning labels, and age grading, if applicable. The product images on the test reports must show that the product is the same when compared to the product images on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, or listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you
  • Pursue legal action

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

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