Product Lab Testing

Request free lab testing quotations from our network of partners. You can also upload lab test reports to each individual product. Our testing partners cover the US, EU, Australia, and the UK.

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Product Category Examples

Clothing & textiles
Clothing & textiles

Our testing partners offer chemicals, heavy metals, and flammability testing for textiles

Children’s Products
Children’s Products

Our testing partners cover chemicals & heavy metals, mechanical and flammability testing

Electronics
Electronics

Our testing partners cover EMC, RoHS, electrical safety, and other testing for electronic products

Jewelry & Accessories
Jewelry & Accessories

Our testing partners cover chemicals and heavy metals testing for jewelry & accessories

Food Contact Materials
Food Contact Materials

Applies to food containers, kitchen utensils, drinkware and other food contact materials

Packaging Materials
Packaging Materials

Our testing partners cover chemicals and heavy metals testing for product packaging & gift boxes

Why do I need lab test reports?

Third-party lab testing is often mandatory when importing or manufacturing products – or at least necessary for the sake of demonstrating that your product is safe and compliant.

The purpose of the lab test is to determine if the product is safe and compliant. For example, a lab test can determine if a certain product contains harmful and restricted chemicals – such as phthalates. Lab testing can also cover mechanical safety, such as sharp points and small parts.

Ultimately, it’s also in your interest as an importer, manufacturer, or brand to ensure that your products are verified to be fully compliant and safe.

Do you offer testing in house or through partners?

We do not operate our own testing facilities. Instead, we work with labs located in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Which countries/regions are covered by your testing partners?

Our testing partners offer lab testing services for importers and manufacturers selling the United States, European Union, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

At what stage do I need a lab test report?

You need to verify that your product is fully compliant and safe before you start importing and selling a product. Further, the lab test can either take place before or after mass production – or both. The specific details depend on the regulatory requirements, and the product.

Keep in mind that you can only issue certain product certificates and other compliance documents once you have obtained a lab test report.

Is the lab testing cost included in the subscription?

No, the Product Compliance Manager subscription fee does not include lab testing costs. Lab testing fees are charged directly by our lab testing partners.

What can happen if I don’t have a lab test report?

Without a lab test report you cannot demonstrate that your product is safe and compliant – which is a requirement for many product categories. The customs or national market surveillance authorities may contact you at some point to verify that your products are lab tested.

Further, Amazon and other marketplaces can remove your product listings in case you cannot submit valid lab test reports.

Important Information

Partner Information

Covered Markets/Countries

  • The United States
  • The European Union
  • The United Kingdom
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia

European National & US State Level Regulations/Standards

The testing company may not cover every single national/state level product standard or regulation. You must inform the testing company if you intend to sell in any particular European country and/or US state and ask if they can assess the necessary standards/regulations and perform necessary testing.

Relevant Product Categories

  • Apparel & Textiles
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Watches
  • Electronics
  • LED Products
  • Home & Furniture
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Children’s Products
  • Tooling & Machinery
  • Fitness Products
  • Other

Disclaimer

It is your sole decision to engage in a business relationship with such third parties, and you acknowledge that their respective general terms and conditions apply. Please read our terms of service for more information.

Commission

Note that we receive a commission from QIMA. However, you are charged at a standard rate. The commission is not adding anything to your cost and contributes to our operations.

FAQ

My country and/or my product is not covered. Can you help?

Yes, we can find other testing labs that cover additional product categories. Please send an email to [email protected] and provide the following information:

  • Product name
  • Product category
  • Manufacturing country
  • Destination country
  • Age group

When should I book lab testing?

QIMA will send instructions for how you or your supplier should submit samples to one of their testing facilities.

How many samples do I need to send?

QIMA will confirm the number of samples and/or amount of materials.

What else do I need to consider?

Lab testing is only part of the compliance process. For example, you must also take the following steps:

1. Verify that your supplier has the capability to manufacture products according to all applicable safety standards and regulations

2. Inform your supplier of which standards and regulations they must follow

3. Ensure that your product and the packaging is correctly labeled

4. Issue mandatory documents (if any), such as a Declaration of Conformity