Quality Inspection

Overview

With proven expertise in nearly every consumer product category, UL's comprehensive quality inspections provide a vital check from top of production through loading. From factory to shelf, we help ensure that products and packaging meet our customers' quality specifications.

Definition

UL’s experienced professionals conduct cost-effective, on-site inspections of consumer products, including packaging and labeling, to help companies provide quality-consistent products that conform to agreed-upon standards and specifications.

Benefits

With experienced technical staff in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, UL can design and implement a global inspection program to meet your quality assurance needs to help eliminate many of the uncertainties associated with global sourcing.

Top of Production (TOP) Inspections
Product inspections at the start of production aim to help eliminate quality issues as early as possible, cutting potential costs, problems and delays associated with problems discovered late in the development cycle.

In-Line/In-Process/During-Production Inspections (DUPRO)
These inspections provide quality checks at critical points in the manufacturing process and are performed after production has started but before the majority of an order is completed.

Final Random Inspections (FRI)/Pre-shipment Inspections (PSI)
UL’s final random inspections help verify product quality, packaging, product labeling and carton markings before products leave the factory.

Loading Inspections
Performed during the loading process at a factory, warehouse or port, these inspections help determine that shipment quantity orders and packing requirements are correct and that carton markings are accurate.

Production Monitoring
This inspection allows UL to work directly with our customers’ manufacturers, placing a local, experienced inspector on-site to monitor the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished product.


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PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Apparel, Textiles, Electronics, Electrical Products, Footwear, Leather Goods, General Consumer Merchandise, Jewelry, Watches, Premiums and Promotional Products, Toys, Nursery and Children’s Products.

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

American National Standards Institute (ANSI/ASQ Z1.4) Standards that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector and that are actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance with standards, including globally recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems
British Standard (BS6001) British and international acceptance sampling specification for inspection by attributes
International Standards Organization (ISO 2859) World’s largest set of voluntary international standards, providing state-of-the-art specifications for products, services and good practice
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)/EN International standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

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