Sports eyewear is a product category that covers various goggles and masks designed to protect the eyes and face during strenuous sporting and leisure activities, such as swimming, skiing, cycling, biking, and even skydiving. When choosing sports eyewear, consumers are looking for a combination of style and high performance: desired characteristics may include UV protection, resistance to impact, good peripheral field of vision, fog resistance, and more. A safety failure during the use of sports eyewear or goggles may result in serious injury, which makes strict quality control all the more important for this product category.
Under EU regulations (89/686/EEC), ski goggles, swimming goggles and other sports eyewear are classified as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in Category I or II, depending on the complexity of their design.
QIMA is uniquely equipped to test all categories of sports eyewear against international standards and manufacturer’s own specifications. Our dedicated inspector resources and HOKLAS accredited labs offer a wide range of tests and quality control procedures to help you ensure the quality, safety, and compliance of your sports goggles at every production stage and for all destination markets.
QIMA product inspectors are dispatched to your supplier’s factory to conduct a thorough check of your sports eyewear before it’s shipped. Our inspection process is fast and reliable – we guarantee an inspector on-site within 48 hours, and you receive detailed inspection reports on the day of the inspection to make an informed decision for your supply chain.
On-site product inspections cover various aspects of your product’s workmanship and mechanical properties. For an in-depth analysis of the performance characteristics of your sports eyewear, we offer a wide range of tests at our HOKLAS certified laboratories.
Our tests for ski goggles, sports goggles, and other sports eyewear cover the requirements of such international standards as:
Considering the variety of usage conditions, there are numerous quality and safety requirements applicable to sports eyewear and goggles. QIMA labs offer the largest available selection of sports eyewear tests against all relevant standards and regulations, for example:
Tailor-made testing programs can be prepared to suit your in-house specifications and the needs of your supply chain. Get in touch with us for an instant testing quote.
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