Homeware and Gardenware Testing

Our quality control services for homeware and gardenware help you achieve regulatory compliance and meet customer expectations. Learn how our accredited laboratories help you get the right test at the right time to ensure the safety and quality of tools and other products used around the home and garden.

QC Tailored for Homeware and Gardenware

We specialize in helping you meet consumer expectations, comply with applicable requirements, and set your products apart from the competition.

Our quality control and testing services help you ensure that your products meet quality standards as well as market requirements. Leverage our expertise in home and garden product testing to help you achieve compliance and avoid costly recalls, complaints, and potential litigation. Our experts provide the support you need in regulatory knowledge, testing protocols, and test results analytics.

Get the fast and reliable results you need to make informed decisions with our lab tests.

Testing Requirements for Home and Garden Products

Our accredited and internationally active network of laboratories helps you ensure that your products meet the standards and regulations of your destination market.

Requirements vary by region, by the materials used to create a product, and by the intended purpose of the product. Home and garden products may be subject to requirements for textiles, plastics/polymers, food-contact safety, or a combination of several different standards. Our experts can help you determine which tests you need for your destination market, helping reassure you’re compliant with the requirements for every market region and for each type of material.

QIMA's laboratories perform a wide range of tests that cover every aspect of product quality and safety. The following tests are common for home and garden goods:

  • Total migration of plastics and rubber materials
  • Heavy metals in surface coatings
  • Total lead
  • Total cadmium
  • Phthalate content
  • Formaldehyde testing
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP) testing
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) testing
  • Volatile substances in silicon
  • RoHS conformity
  • Sensory analysis
  • Dynamic and static tests, tensile force/pressure
  • Flammability tests
  • Strength and load tests
  • Dishwasher safe tests
  • Microwave resistance tests
  • Heat tolerance/oven safe tests
  • Evaluation of construction and workmanship
  • Durability tests
  • Fiber identification
  • Eco-textile testing
  • Banned azo dyes and colorants
  • Colorfastness check
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial testing
  • Breathability (functional tests)
  • Tests of abrasion resistance
  • Full spectrum of leather and textile testing
  • Custom tests according to client requirements

Testing Expertise for Home and Garden Products                    

 Through our global network of accredited labs, we offer testing throughout the entire product development process to help you address and fix problems early.

We test a wide variety of homeware and gardenware products, including but not limited to:

  • Crockery, ceramic, porcelain, glassware
  • Knives, cutlery, forks, spoons, spatulas
  • Kitchen helper, cutting boards, graters
  • Kettles, cafetières, teapots
  • Baking dishes, pots, pans
  • Frying pans, fry baskets, racks
  • Canners, canning jars and lids
  • Food storage containers
  • Cleaning tools (brooms, mops, sponges, etc.)
  • Garden trowels, hoes
  • Shovels, spades, rakes,
  • Pruners, clippers
  • Pots for plants
  • Gardening gloves
  • Tool belts
  • Household and office furniture
  • Outdoor furniture, awnings, gazebos
  • Gifts, crafts (baskets, candle holders, frames, stickers, photo albums, etc.)
  • Locks, latches, other safety/security products
  • Parquet flooring, ceiling paneling
  • Mechanical and electric garden tools (composters, water pumps)

To ensure that all your quality and compliance needs are met, our custom testing programs address:      

  • Risk assessment and design evaluation
  • Regulatory compliance tests
  • Chemical and analytical tests
  • Physical and mechanical tests
  • Performance and reliability rests
  • Labeling requirements, including warning

For any additional testing you may need, QIMA provides custom test programs to meet specific client requirements. Contact us to discuss additional testing options.

Certifications for the Homeware and Gardenware Industries

We also offer certifications that allow you to demonstrate superior product quality and safety to your consumers. You may choose between certifications for a wide variety of home and garden products, including:

Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • Homeware testing lab network
A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers

Testing turnaround time

Industry leading turnaround time for testing

Homeware testing capabilities

Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products

Homeware testing experts

Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods

Home and gardenware testing technical support

Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs

Easy online access

Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time