Housewares & Home Decor

From candles to cutlery and from picture frames to pet toys, Intertek helps to ensure that the various housewares and home décor used to make your house a home meets established quality and safety standards and regulations.

Intertek’s global network provides testing and inspection services of your housewares & home décor through the various stages of the product lifecycle by testing the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of each product.

Our housewares & home décor industry solutions include the following products:

Candles: Intertek performs safety tests for candles, room scenters, gel candles, nightlights, tea lights and lanterns to help candle manufacturers minimize risks such as household fires, property damage, burn injuries and adverse effects from toxic coating materials or soot.

Food Contact Articles: Intertek pays attention to monitoring compliance of food contact materials, offering testing and regulatory support to help to ensure FCM compliance. we can help to devise cost-effective test programmes to demonstrate compliance with the legislation and carry out a comprehensive range of overall migration and specific migration tests.

Household and Kitchen Utensils: We depend on safe tools in the kitchen for enjoyable meal preparation day after day. From ceramic and enamel cookware to kettles, coffee makers, table cutlery, insulated food containers, thermal packs, hot water bottles, drink coolers, and other products, Intertek tests, inspects, and certifies all household utensils to ensure they are safe for use around our homes.

Home Décor and Seasonal Items: Whether seasonal or permanent, consumers are often unaware of the potential dangers associated with their home décor and seasonal items. Intertek can assist in the performance and material test results can help minimize potential dangers and ensure the safety and quality of these decorative items.

Promotional Products: Premiums and promotional products can often act as a company’s first-impression to potential customers. Intertek understands the compliance and safety challenges faced by retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of premiums and promotional products and can offer a range of services including testing, advisory, auditing, inspection, sustainability and more, to ensure that first-impression is a good one.

Pet Products: Intertek provides technical expertise and industry insight to help build quality and safety into Pet Products, helping manufacturers and retailers carve out a competitive advantage within the Pet Product industry.

Window Coverings: The "Best for Kids" Certification Program was developed for manufacturers of window covering products that have no cords or inaccessible inner cords to certify their products as approved for use in facilities where young children may be present. 

Auditing and Systems Certification

In addition to Housewares & Home Decor, Intertek helps clients build, maintain, and protect their brands through advisory services that go above and beyond regulatory compliance.


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