Fitness For Use Tests

 

FFU tests are a new and quickly developing trend in the consumer product area. The main purpose of this type of tests is to confirm that the products fulfil not only the baseline safety requirements contained in the directives or product norms, but also any additional requirements for specific applications.

Product performance tests are widely used on products sold in distribution networks. Many global retailers use product performance tests to qualify products and determine their price level, which has significant importance in commercial negotiations.

    What is assessed during Fitness For Use tests?

  • product design,
  • strength and resistance,
  • durability,
  • functionality,
  • user friendliness,
  • ease of operation,
  • ease of maintenance,
  • product labelling, instructions and packaging.