Homeware / Kitchenware Inspection in Asia
All the time, the production of household goods and kitchenware in China and Asia poses a major challenge to importers and retailers. Unqualified household goods products pose a real danger to consumers’ health because they occur with our food, beverages, and body Physical contact. It is necessary for importers to establish effective quality control procedures to ensure the timely delivery of finished products that meet all relevant quality and safety standards.
For brands or retailers, active quality control is essential to meet these challenges and optimize supply chain performance.
AQI Service provides homeware and kitchenware inspection services at every stage: from supplier investigation, audit to the quality control, and final delivery of furniture during the process.
These products may include but are not limited to home décor, kitchenware, cookware, tableware and glassware for indoor or outdoor use, and a wide variety of materials such as wood, plastic, stainless steel, ceramics, paper, boards, bamboo, and glass, etc.
AQI’s quality experts understand the customer’s requirements, ensure that on-site inspections are properly performed on-site, and finalize clear reports to explain and explain all details.
Throughout the quality control process, we will verify the appearance quality, specifications, functions, safety of the homeware, and whether it meets the US, EU, and many other specific standards.
During the Pre-shipment inspection, the inspector should find various defects by inspecting the packaging, markings, labels, illustrations, instruction manuals, accessories, barcodes, and the appearance/appearance of the product. During the inspection of homeware, we found some common major and minor defects, including but not limited to stains, scratches, missing accessories, crack, sharp corners, missing labels, incorrect barcodes, poor paint, poor printing, and poor assembly, etc.
Why is it important to Inspect the Homeware/Kitchenware?
- Identify any issues in product size/specification to save cost and time
- Reduce defects/flaws in the product and maintain a good brand image of the product
- Save on possible rework and product recall costs
- Confirm that the homeware/Kitchenware will not be damaged during packaging and loading
How to Inspect the Homeware/Kitchenware
Before conducting inspections, AQI technical engineers need to understand your product characteristics to determine key risks. By combining our homeware/kitchenware checklist with your unique product specifications and quality requirements, each inspection can be customized.
We will identify and classify defects based on your Acceptance Quality Limits (AQL), verify the quality of mass production, perform product function and safety tests on-site, and assess your compliance with product specifications and approved samples.
Assess the quality of your product materials and workmanship, using a number of quality control checks and tests, including:
|Barcode scanning test||Capacity check|
|Painting Cross-cut test||Heat resistance test|
|Safety check||Stability/Wobble base check|
|Moisture content check||Adhesive test on logo and printing|
|Water Leaking test||Barcode scanning test|
|Impact test||Smell test|
|Size measurement||Material & Color comparison|
|Real function check||Carton drop test|
The performance and safety of kitchenware are critical to ensure consumer satisfaction. However, some reliability tests cannot be performed at the inspection site. It requires a specific environment and test equipment to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards and regulatory requirements. AQI Service Inspectors can randomly take samples in production according to customer requirements and forward them to tested by an accredited laboratory.
The laboratory testing services include extensive performance, chemical, and mechanical testing. Depending on the product, the testing time may take 5 to 10 days.
Our partner laboratories offer the following tests but not limited:
|EN 1860||EN 12983||ASTM E34-11|
|ASTM F1786-97||84/500/EC||Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011|
|LFGB 30&31 (More…)||Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004||California Proposition 65|