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Testing of Household Goods

Household and consumer goods testing | TÜV Rheinland

Ensure high quality standards through our inspection of your household goods

Whether cooking pots, bread tins or cutlery - consumers are increasingly placing great value on the safety and high quality of household goods. Health safety plays an especially important role in customer decisions when selecting goods that come into contact with foodstuffs. Companies can prove product quality and safety with the appropriate testing and distinguish their brand with a globally recognized test mark.

Our experts test your household goods according to criteria such as mechanical safety, usage properties, workmanship, harmlessness to health and hygienic aspects. In addition, we offer you comprehensive services for the optimization of your products.

We have many years of experience and high competence in the field of product testing. We provide optimal support in helping you offer your customers a reliable and neutral orientation aid.

Would you like to know more about our tests for household goods? Contact our experts right away!

Gaining customer confidence and securing competitive advantages with tested household goods

Testing of kitchen articles | TÜV Rheinland
Your advantages from our household goods testing

Our expert testing services prove the quality and harmlessness of your household products. With our neutral test marks, you can offer your customers a valuable decision-making aid in product selection and strengthen their confidence in your products. This enables you to successfully differentiate yourself from your competitors and secure your market position.

By complying with documented safety standards, you can substantially reduce your liability risk. In addition, we provide you well-founded advice on how to optimize your products according to recognized standards and consumer expectations.

Our services for the testing of household goods

Our experts test and certify your household and consumer goods. Strict European and national requirements regulating materials used in products coming into contact with food, skin or mucous membranes must be taken into account. All our tests are carried out in accordance with the applicable guidelines, laws, as well as quality and safety standards.

We can support you with additional services for the optimization of your products. This includes, for example, comparative product tests, instructions for product improvement, or checking operating instructions.

Criteria to which we test and certify your products include but are not limited to:

  • General product data and packaging documentation
  • Testing for harmful substances in accordance with the German Food, Commodities and Feedstuffs Code (Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch, LFGB)
  • Conformity assessment for food contact plastics
  • Mechanical safety testing in accordance with the Product Safety Act and the individual product standards/directives
  • Functional testing on the basis of normative or internal test programs
  • Handling, cleaning, dishwasher suitable- and safe requirements
  • Technical documentation / operating instructions
  • Corrosion test
  • Material determination

After the successful testing of your household goods, you will receive our test mark.

Benefit from our experience in testing household goods

Thanks to their many years of experience, our experts can offer you competent support in the testing and certification of your household products. Our neutral and recognized test mark helps you secure the trust of your customers and business partners. Current corresponding proof of quality can be easily accessed and viewed in our online Certipedia certificate database.

Make an appointment now to test your household products!

Further information for download

pdf Flyer – Update EN 12983 1 MB Download
pdf Flyer – Products with food contact 2 MB Download
pdf Flyer – Products in contact with mucous membranes 1 MB Download
pdf Bisphenol A restriction for food contact materials 402 KB Download
pdf Publication of 15th amendment of Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 1 MB Download

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Ensure the safety and compliance of your Food Contact Materials – across your entire value chains.

Ensure the safety and compliance of your Food Contact Materials

Legislation as well as consumer demands regarding food contact safety have become increasingly stringent and diverse. Let us support you with our comprehensive FCM compliance management services.

Product Examples

  • Dinghies
  • Folding campers
  • Garden furniture
  • Silverware
  • Grill equipment
  • Lighting
  • Air mattresses
  • Sun shades
  • Tents and pavilions


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