Kong, an Italian specialist in carabiners for mountaineering and other safety and rescue equipment, based near Lecco, in the country’s northwest, was subject to a break-in at its headquarters the night of Oct. 19-20. The company said that it was especially concerned because of the type of products that were stolen, which mainly included equipment used to rescue corps and military forces, like helicopter evacuation products, stretchers, tripods, dip poles, ropes, carabiners, harnesses and other tools. This kind of equipment is typically delivered to Italian and international rescue organizations, Kong explained. The company has published the list of all stolen products on its website and encourages distributors, clients and final users to verify the origin of products. Anomalies can be reported directly to the company either by e-mail at customerservice@kong.it or by phone at (+39) 0341.630506.