Ensure consumer safety and satisfy demanding time-to-market obligations

AQF Furniture Expertise

Furniture is a common feature in our homes and offices and is a reflection of our personal style and economic circumstances. Furniture manufacturing in major manufacturing countries and globally poses significant challenges for retailers and e-tailers who must remain innovative while continuing to ensure consumer safety and satisfy demanding time-to-market obligations. Proactive management of furniture quality control is crucial to meeting these challenges and optimizing supply chain performance.

AQF offers furniture inspection services at every stage of the supply chain: from sourcing new suppliers, through to in-process furniture quality control and final shipment. Our expertise includes product categories such as indoor, outdoor, or contractual furniture made of wood, plastic, metal.

AQF verifies the quality, specifications, functions, safety, and compliance of your furniture with relevant standards. We check compliance based on US, EU, and dozens of other specific standards including ISO, EN 581 for outdoor furniture; EN1728& EN22520 for domestic furniture; EN-1335 & BIFMA for office furniture, EN 71 for Children furniture.

Furniture Quality Control Approach


AQF technical engineers, work hand in hand with your team to understand key risks. This ensures the AQF product-specific Furniture inspection checklist is fully customized to your needs.

AQF inspectors verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), perform product function and safety tests, and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and authorized samples. We also check the suitability of packaging to protect your furniture, marking, instruction manuals, accessories, and barcodes.

AQF provides value-added services to improve the efficiency of your quality control in major manufacturing countries and globally. We use our expertise in furniture inspection and leading edge quality management software to support you and your suppliers. We set up, monitor, and optimize your quality control program to achieve your quality objectives and lead-times.


Main tests performed during an inspection of furniture

  • Performance check
  • Size measurement
  • Material & color check
  • Adhesive test on logo
  • Hole, tubular components, 
  • and fixed gaps check
  • Static loading test
  • Stability check
  • Moisture content
  • Rub test on fabric
  • Fatigue test
  • Wobbly base test
  • Smell test
  • Accessories check
  • Packing
  • Export carton drop test
  • Shear & press point check
  • Cap removal strength 
  • Assembly check



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

Furniture performance and safety are critical to guarantee consumer satisfaction. Our furniture lab testing services include a wide range of performance and mechanical tests which can take from 5 to 10 days depending on the product. We can test indoor and outdoor products, such as chairs, tables, storage units, beds and sofas.

In collaboration with furniture lab testing experts, we’ve put systems in place to expedite the furniture testing process. We propose several furniture testing packages which focus on the basic and essential requirements from different regions of the world. Our lab testing recommendations are available online, based on your product specifications, and include a transparent price so that you can book instantly and minimize time-to-market. 


Examples of furniture testing in a laboratory

  • BS EN 581
  • NF D 60-300-2
  • EN 71 for Children furniture etc
  • EN-1335 & BIFMA for office furniture
  • EN1728& EN22520 for domestic furniture
AQF Benefits
Furniture inspection
Furniture supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Furniture safety tests
Furniture function tests
Conformity assessment
Furniture checklists
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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
Our services
Product inspection
From US$298

Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

Supplier audit
From US$298

Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.

Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

Ensure your products comply with safety and regulatory requirements in your destination market.

From US$298

Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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