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Mountaineering carabiners

If you list your 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 that is used to quickly and reversibly connect components during 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. They 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 all listed mountaineering carabiners have been tested. They must meet the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

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

Required information

Keep the following information easily accessible as we may request for the details:

  • 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 an manuals for all mountaineering carabiners that you list
  • 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. For more information, visit Service Provider Network.

How to submit information?

If we contact you for your compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select Performance tab, and click on Account Health
  2. Under Product compliance requests in the bottom right corner of the page, click Documentation requests
  3. Click Provide documentation or Appeal next to the product
  4. Select No to upload documents
  5. Follow the steps in the Submit required documents section.

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 test reports must match the images on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may take any of the following actions:

  • 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.

Additional resources

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. Instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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