Meet safety requirements and high expectations of end users

AQF Household Appliances Quality Control Expertise

The complexity of high-tech, energy saving household appliances increases the potential for failure points. Substandard products may cause harm to consumers with negative impacts to supply chain efficiency, revenue, and brand’s reputation. A comprehensive quality control strategy is crucial to ensure household appliances manufactured in China and Asia meet delivery, regulatory and safety requirements, along with the high expectations of end users.  

AQF offers household appliance inspection services at every stage of the supply chain: from sourcing new suppliers, through to in-process quality control, and final shipment. Our expertise extends to a wide range of kitchen, home care, and personal care appliances.

We check the workmanship, specifications, functions, and safety of your household appliances, as well as their compliance with relevant standards such as UL, CE, EMC directive, CCC, and IEC.

Household Appliances Quality Control Approach

AQF technical engineers work closely with your team to customize one of our standard household appliances inspection checklists by incorporating the key risks and unique specifications of your product. AQF inspectors verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), provide an overview of the finished goods’ quality, and identify areas for production that require improvement. We also perform a series of tests and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and reference samples. 

Some tests on household appliances require a controlled environment to ensure compliance with the safety standards and regulatory requirements. AQF inspectors select samples from production lines and forward them to an accredited laboratory for testing.

AQF goes further than the average quality inspection service in China and Asia . We work hand in hand with you and your suppliers to set up, manage and monitor a customized surveillance program. Using our expertise and leading edge online technology, we help you achieve quality and safety objectives and reduce time to market

Main Tests performed during an inspection of Household Appliances:

 
  • Internal construction review
    (CDF check)
  • Adhesive test on printing,
    silk-screen, heat stamp
  • Warranty card &
    Instruction manual check
  • Strain relief test
  • Fatigue test
  • Real operation test
  • Carton drop test
  • Hi-pot test
  • Motor rotation speed test
  • Smell test
  • CE and WEE symbol check
  • Noise check
  • Rub test 
    on rating label
  • Power consumption measurement
  • Thermal cut-out response test
  • Assembly test
  • Wobbly base check
  • Earth continuity test 
  • Connecting test
  • Running test
  • Stability test
  • Function test
  • Power cord lengths measurement
 

 

Main tests on household appliances performed in a laboratory

EN 60335 International standard

EMC Directives

Reach

RHOS

EN 1860

Energy consumption

Durability

IEC 62233

UL 197

NSF/ANSI 2

IEC 60661

UL 1082

EN 60335 International standard

EMC Directives

Reach

RHOS

EN 1860

Energy consumption

Durability

IEC 62233

UL 197

NSF/ANSI 2

IEC 60661

UL 1082

  • UL 1082
  • Reach
  • RHOS 
  • EMC Directives
  • EN 1860
  • Energy consumption
  • Durability
  • IEC 62233
  • UL 197
  • NSF/ANSI 2
  • IEC 60661 
  • EN 60335 

 

AQF Benefits
Household appliances inspection
Household appliances supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Electrical safety tests
Electronics function tests
Conformity assessment
Household appliances checklists
Electronics engineers
China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Greater Asia  
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We are satisfied with AQF coverage area and online reservation system which is easy and intuitive. The communication with AQF is going well, most information is transmitted pretty quickly and on time. We were very pleased with the final reports and the results. Inspectors show lots of details and describe the errors carefully.

Sebastian, Quality manager - Manufacturer, Hong Kong
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Product inspection
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Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

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Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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