20 Major Checklists for Luggage and Bags Quality Control Inspection

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Release time:July 8, 2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nowadays, luggage and bags are far more than simply vessels for carrying all your stuff and souvenirs when traveling, they are also fashionable accessories and dependable companions throughout a journey. Customers expect far more from their bags than adequate storage. 

Function and quality are therefore paramount. Luggage of all kinds must be durable and comply with legal safety standards, thus avoiding customer complaints, and products recall and maintaining a persistent, trustworthy brand image. 

Testcoo’s leading luggage and bags quality control inspection services help your suppliers meet your quality and safety expectations.

With an inspection team on the ground, you can see exactly how your products look without needing to personally visit the factory to check. But you need to specify your requirements and steps for inspection to get a truly accurate report of your order’s quality.

The essential inspection checklists for on-site final random inspections to manage luggage and bags quality:

Drop test
Assortment check
Coating Adhered Test
Color shading check
Function check
Reliability test for Zipper/button/snap or any other functional component
Product size / Weight measurement
Barcode scan check
Strap length per size
Metal detection
​​​​​​​Adjustable check for the bag with adjustable straps
Loading check
Fitting check
Color fastness test
Handle/straps strength check
Loading check on case
Walking check
Water proof
Odor and mildew check
Hand feel check
​​​​​​​Seam pulling test

Down a Sample Report 

1. Drop test

With reference to the ISTA 1A drop test method. The package or product should not be damaged after the test.

2. Assortment check

The packing assortment should be correct as the client's requirement and package marking.

3. Coating Adhered Test

Use 3M600 or 6110 adhesion tape.

4. Color shading check

According to the client's requirement. If no client requirement, please adopt below: 1.No color shade within the same pieces is allowed. 2. The color shade in the whole shipment with grey scale 4 is allowed for dark color, with grey scale 4-5 is allowed for the light color. 

5. Function check

The functional components should run smoothly without jams or any malfunctioning issues.

6. Reliability test for Zipper/button/snap or any other functional component

Open and close the tested component back and forth 20 times, the component should remain good as it's after the test.

7. Product size/weight measurement

According to product spec or approved sample. Apply +/- 3% if no detail tolerance is issued or requirement from the client.

8. Barcode scan check

The barcode must be scannable and with the correct number. 

9. Metal detection

No broken needle or metal should be detected.

10. Adjustable check for the bag with adjustable straps

The straps could be adjustable as it’s intended.

11. Loading check

The loaded weight should according to the client's specification. If no specification from a client, please refer to the below criteria. Bag size/Loaded weight: <18cm/1kg; 18≤size<30cm/3kg; 30≤size<40cm/5kg; 40≤size<50cm/7kg; ≥50cm/10kg, Load the specified weight, hang it on for 2 hours, no damage should be revealed during or after the test.

12 Fitting check

The product should fit the intended model or person well.

13. Color fastness test

By using a wet white cloth, rub on the inspected, cloth back and forth 5 times, to see if there is any color left on the white cloth.

14. Handle/straps strength check

According to the client’s specifications. In case no specification from a client, If no specification from the client. Please refer to the below criteria. Load the specified weight, hang it on and shake the bag 20 times in a random direction, the product should remain good after the test.

15. Loading check on a case

The loaded weight should according to the client's specification. If no specification from the client.

Please refer to the below criteria. Case Size(inch) Loaded weight(kg) 18 12 19-21 16 22-24 18 25-28 20 29-31 25 32 28 Load the specified weight, hang it on for 2 hours, no damage should be revealed during or after the test.

16. Walking check

Load the specified weight into the case, and let the case walk for 1km continuously. For the case with double pull rods, should also load the specified weight(if no client's specification, load 5kg) on the joint position between robs and case. The product should remain good after the test.

17. Waterproof

Take the water on the product surface, the internal should not have water permeate.

18. Odor and mildew check

Should not have an irritative odor and mildew.

19. Hand feel check

All samples should be checked by hand feeling to check if any moisture and wetness are found, and compare mass products with the approved sample to verify the materials, texture, and surfaced finishing.

20. Seam pulling test

Pull the seams by hand with some force and check if there are any needle holes caused by the sewing machine. Perform this test on all the seams.

Suitcases, luggage, and handbags are manufactured to ensure the safe transit of other personal belongings. It is, therefore, necessary to test for the strength of fastening, buckles, handles, and wheels/rollers. These checklists convey the essential basics of quality control inspection for luggage and bags. 

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