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Household Appliance Testing and Certification

Comprehensive testing of home appliances from a single source | TÜV Rheinland

Safety at home with household appliances tested to recognized standards

Quality and safety standards set strict requirements for small appliances such as kitchen utensils, personal hygiene devices and large appliances used every day in households around the world. Independent and neutral testing by a recognized provider ensures, that products meet industry quality expectations and regulatory safety standards.

We conduct all testing and inspections for household appliances as mandated by relevant laws and regulations. Our experts check everything - from functional properties including energy consumption and efficiency, energy class labelling, and electrical safety to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Thanks to our many years of experience and our comprehensive know-how, we are the right partner to stand at your side. Our globally recognized tests help you sell your products on world markets and secure a decisive competitive advantage.

Prove your household appliances safe!

Building trust with our services for household appliances

Your advantages of our comprehensive testing for household appliances from a single source | TÜV Rheinland

We conduct expert testing and certification to help you comply with the required guidelines and legal regulations. With us at your side, you can document the safety of your household appliance products and strengthen your position in the market. Our recognized neutral test mark provides you an effective marketing tool for a decisive competitive advantage.

At a glance: Our comprehensive tests for household appliances

Our extensive testing portfolio provides appropriate testing for your products according to your individual requirements.

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Electrical safety

Testing of electrical safety in our laboratories in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive and the Machinery Directive as well as relevant European and international standards.

Electromagnetic fields and compatibility

EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) tests according to European and international standards. As an international testing provider and authorized "Notified Body", we provide comprehensive services on site or in our elaborately equipped and accredited laboratories.

Chemical safety

Chemical analyses in accordance with the German Food, Commodities and Feed Code (LFGB) to ensure the materials of which your product is made comply with established statutory rules. We offer you a wide range of services, from tests according to the RoHS directive to emission measurements.

Performance characteristics and additional tests

Testing of the important quality-relevant product characteristics in our accredited testing laboratory. We examine processing quality, functionality, ergonomics, ease of use, durability, ease of care, dishwasher suitability and resistance, low-noise design and the comprehensibility and quality of the operating instructions.

Review of energy efficiency class labelling and eco-design

Testing and declaration of ovens, extractor hoods, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. Our experts assess energy/water consumption, noise level and much more. We also certify the environmental friendliness of your product according to Green Product guidelines.

IoT services

Testing and certification according to industry standards such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Sigfox, etc. to support you on your way to the “Internet of Things” (IoT).

Microbiological testing and certification

Hygiene testing and microbiological examinations for recognized certifications.

Market access service

We support you with regulatory research, appropriate testing and relevant certifications necessary for a fast and smooth market entry.

Certification and test marks

Our test marks for household appliances | TÜV Rheinland

Upon successful testing and certification, candidates are awarded the right to use the test mark for a limited time. Our tests can be individually extended by further criteria when needed.

Our test marks for household appliances | TÜV Rheinland

We test your products for:

  • Performance characteristics according to relevant regulatory and in-house test standards
  • Assessment according to the requirements of consumer magazines (“Stiftung Warentest”, “Selbst ist der Mann”, “Öko-Test”...)
  • Electrical safety according to relevant EN and IEC standards and the Low Voltage Directive
  • Electromagnetic compatibility according to EMC directive
  • Electromagnetic fields according to EN 62233
  • Selected chemical parameters according to the German Food, Commodities and Feed Code (LFGB)
  • Sound/noise level according to IEC 60704
  • Operating instructions according to DIN EN 82079-1

Safe household appliances tested by our experts

Thanks to our extensive know-how in the field of product testing and a broad network of experts, we are able to provide you with optimum support. We conduct product testing according to established regulatory standards in accredited state-of-the-art laboratories. As your trusted partner with many years of experience, we provide you comprehensive services with short testing times from a single source anywhere in the world.

We would be pleased to inform you personally about our comprehensive tests for household appliances.

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Singapore S-Mark

The Singapore S-Mark is a voluntary test mark that confirms the safety of products that are imported to or manufactured in Singapore. Electronics manufacturers and distributors use the mark to gain a competitive lead, by proving their products are tested and certified for sale in Singapore and that they comply with the test mark's requirements. The Singapore S-Mark takes conditions at the manufacturer's facilities and plants into account and tests products on the basis of a detailed test plan.

TÜV Rheinland is recognized as a certification body by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and can provide the testing and certification needed for your product. As the Singapore S-Mark is frequently monitored for the applicable conditions of its validity, TÜV Rheinland also offers follow-up testing to ensure that owners of the certificate are not only informed of changes, but that their certificate stays valid.

Singapore COC

Singapore’s Consumer Protection Registration Scheme (CPS) has identified a list of 45 “controlled goods” which cover electrical household goods (e.g. refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, washing machine), electrical and gas cooking appliances and accessories (e.g. kettle, microwave oven, rice cooker), audio video equipment (e.g. television).

To be able to sell these controlled goods in Singapore, you need to obtain a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for your product through a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB). The Singapore CoC shows that these products meet the specified safety standards, before they are given the Singapore SAFETY Mark and can be sold in Singapore.

TÜV Rheinland is accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and designated by SPRING Singapore (which manages the CPS scheme) to provide testing and certification services for your products. The Singapore safety mark is mandatory for all electronics manufacturers who import products to Singapore, which fall under the CPS scheme.

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