Home Appliance Testing

QIMA offers testing services in accredited laboratories for a wide range of large and small home appliances to help manufacturers ensure their quality and compliance with regional regulations.

QC Tailored for the Home Appliance Industry

Quality and safety are critical when it comes to both large and small appliances as they can pose a risk to both consumers and their property. Today’s household appliances are increasingly more complex, with built-in connectivity, customizable functions and smart technology. Meanwhile, global demands for safer, more environmentally responsible and secure products are driving changes to regulations and standards worldwide.

QIMA offers testing services to help you improve household products, avoid costly recalls, build consumer confidence and gain a competitive advantage while ensuring consistent quality and market compliance. With global experience in quality testing and market inspections, QIMA keeps up with the current state of regulations for markets around the world and can help you keep up, too. QIMA's laboratory tests will ensure that your home appliance products meet international safety standards and the requirements of your destination market.


Home Appliance Testing Requirements

Manufacturers and importers must guarantee that their products comply with the quality and safety standards of their target market. QIMA’s accredited and internationally active laboratories can help, and our strong lab calibration experience ensures consistent test methods, results and service quality between labs.

QIMA's accredited laboratories offer the following tests for your home appliance products, ensuring that they meet the quality and safety standards of your destination market:

  • Electrical safety (LVD)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC/EMI)
  • EU Low Voltage Directive compliance
  • EU Machinery Directive compliance
  • EU Product Safety Directive compliance
  • EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) testing
  • FCC Radio equipment testing for wireless and RF products
  • Heavy metal analysis (lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel)
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Product safety testing (UL/IEC)
  • RoHS testing
  • Toxics in packaging
  • US California Proposition 65 for Consumer Products
  • US DOE ENERGY STAR Testing

Home Appliance Testing Expertise

We can tell you whether your product measures up by testing it in accordance with applicable standards and customer-specific requirements. In addition to testing products ready for series production, we also offer tests for the product development phase – helping you stay on the safe side right from the start.

QIMA has global experience testing a wide variety of appliances to make sure products comply with the required standards and regulations. Appliances include:

Large Household Appliances
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Washer-dryer combinations
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Extractor hoods
  • Steam ovens
  • Grills
  • Dishwashers
Small Household Appliances
  • Microwaves
  • Deep fryers and air fryers
  • Toasters, sandwich makers and waffle irons
  • Blenders, mixers and slicers
  • Coffee makers and automatic coffee machines
  • Irons
  • Steam cleaners
  • Vacuums
  • Hair dryers and styling devices
  • Electric toothbrushes

QIMA’s testing services include physical, mechanical and chemical tests to check the safety, quality and performance of your home appliance products. Depending on the product, these can include:

  • Combustion testing
  • Durability tests
  • Earth continuity
  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Energy labeling testing
  • Eco design
  • Flammability testing
  • Hipot test
  • Hygiene and microbiological testing
  • Internal construction review
  • IoT (e.g., wi-fi, Bluetooth,
  • Motor rotation speed measurement
  • Noise level measurement
  • Power consumption
  • Power cord pull test
  • Product function/performance test
  • Product parameter check
  • Sensory analysis
  • Stability test
  • Waterproof test
  • Working current/voltage check
  • Other tests according to customer programs or predetermined rules


Certifications for the Home Appliance Industry

QIMA also offers certification for your home appliance products, which allow you to demonstrate superior product quality and safety to your consumers. Certification services you may choose from:


Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers
  • Industry leading turnaround time for testing
  • Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products
  • Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods
  • Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs
  • Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time
 
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