All the time, the production of Household Appliances in China and Asia poses a major challenge to importers and retailers. Unqualified household goods products pose a real danger to consumers’ health, Hundreds of household appliances get recalled every year in Europe and America because factories in general use shortcuts and not fully testing method to fulfil clients’ needs in shorter lead time.
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.
Household Appliances Inspection in Asia
AQI Service provides inspection services for household appliances at every stage: from supplier investigation, audit to the quality control, and final delivery of household appliances during the process.
These products may include but are not limited to kitchen appliances, home care products, personal care products and other appliances.
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 your household appliances, 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 household appliances, we found some common major and minor defects, including but not limited to stains, scratches, missing accessories, malfunction, sharp corners, missing labels, incorrect barcodes, poor paint, poor printing, and poor assembly, etc.
Why is it important to Inspect Household Appliances?
- 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 Household Appliances
Before conducting inspections, AQI technical engineers need to understand your product characteristics to determine key risks. By combining our Household Appliances Inspection 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||Instruction manual check|
|Internal construction check (CDF Check)||Strain relief test|
|Fatigue test||Stability/Wobble base check|
|Function test||Application/Performance test|
|Hi-pot test||Earth continuity test|
|Rotation speed test||Smell test|
|Certification symbol check||Noise check|
|Power consumption measurement||Carton drop test|
|Assembly test||Adhesive test on logo and printing|
|Running test||Voltage check|
The performance and safety of household appliances 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:
|EMC||EN 1860||Energy consumption|
|IEC 62233||EN 60335||IEC 60661|