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Ski and snowboard helmets

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

Ski and snowboard helmets covered by this policy

Ski and snowboard helmets are specifically designed and constructed for use while skiing and snowboarding. These helmets consist of a hard outer shell constructed from materials including, but not limited to, plastic, fibreglass or carbon fibre, and a padded inner core, typically made from expanded polystyrene foam.This policy does not cover helmets specifically marketed or promoted for exclusive use in a designated activity other than skiing or snowboarding, such as skateboarding, rollerblading, baseball, or hockey. If a helmet is marketed or promoted for use while skiing or snowboarding in addition to another activity, it is covered by this policy.

This policy does not include ski and snowboard helmets that are designed, intended, or marketed for use by children 14 years of age and younger. For more information, go to Ski and snowboarding helmets for children's use.

Our policy for ski and snowboard helmets

Amazon requires that all ski and snowboard helmets have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation and standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Ski and snowboard helmets
  • CSA Z263.1 (Canadian Recreational Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Helmet Standard); or
  • ASTM F2040 (Standard for Helmets Used for Recreational Snow Sports); or
  • SNELL RS-98 (Recreational Snow, Ski, and Snowboard Helmets); or
  • BS EN 1077:2007 (Helmets for alpine skiers and snowboarders)

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time, so we recommend that 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 ski and snowboard helmets that you list
  • Images of the product and product packaging, as applicable, for all ski and snowboard helmets that you list. Images must include all sides of the product and product packaging for our review
  • Product images or test report as evidence of compliance with warning and hazard labels, as applicable
  • Test reports from an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory confirming that each product was tested to and meets the applicable requirements listed above

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

How to submit information

If you receive a request from us for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select the Performance tab and choose Account Health.
  2. Under Manage your compliance in the bottom right corner, click Product Compliance Requests.
  3. To add compliance or appeal for a single product, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeal for multiple products, select each product on the left hand side of the product and click Action Selected Products at the top of the product requirement table to make a selection about how you would like to submit documents and information.
  4. Provide compliance documents and information in the Provide Documents section, or provide appeal information and documents in the Appeal Request section.
  5. Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.

Note: Test reports must contain images of the tested products that are sufficient to demonstrate that the product tested is the same as the product listed on the detail page.

Policy violations

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

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

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. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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