Risk assessment and product testing


Each year thousands of tests are carried out on IKEA products during the development stage. Even more tests are conducted during production. Once a product is approved for production, any proposed changes to the product or to the production method are reviewed by IKEA to decide whether additional risk assessment testing is required.
 
We must also ensure that banned chemicals such as formaldehyde and phthalates don’t exceed IKEA requirements. IKEA has a third-party accredited test laboratory that is certified each year by external auditors and third-party accredited test laboratories perform random tests. IKEA requires suppliers to order certified products testing by third party auditors.