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Moldova Issues New List of Toy Safety Standards

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsNovember 03, 2022

SG 125.22

Moldova has made several changes to its list of standards for presumption of conformity with the nation’s Technical Regulation on Toy Safety. The latest list of toy safety standards became effective on October 7, 2022.

On October 7, 2022, Moldova’s Ministry of Economy issued Order No. 92 of September 27, 2022 (Order No. 92/2022), to approve the list of Moldovan standards that adopt harmonized European standards for presumption of conformity with the nation’s Technical Regulation on toy safety.

The latest set of standards transposed Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1992 from the European Union (EU) on harmonized standards in support of Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety (SafeGuardS 153/21). This new list of standards contains seven changes when compared to Order No. 39/2021 (SafeGuardS 73/21) – inclusion of:

  • SM EN 71-2:2021 for flammability
  • SM EN 71-3+A1:2021 for migration of certain elements
  • SM EN 71-4:2021 for experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
  • SM EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020 for finger paints
  • SM EN 71-12:2017 for N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances
  • SM EN 71-13:2021 for olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games
  • SM EN IEC 62115:2020 and SM EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020 for electric toys

The new list of standards under Order No. 92/2022 for toy safety is summarized in Table 1.

Order No. 92 of September 27, 2022, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Moldova
List of Moldovan Standards that Adopt European Standards Harmonized with the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys, Official Gazette, October 7, 2022

EntryMoldovan StandardEuropean Standard
1SM EN 71-1+A1:2018
‘Physical and mechanical’
EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
2SM EN 71-2+A1:2021¹
‘Flammability’
EN 71-2:2022
3SM EN 71-3+A1:2021¹
‘Migration of certain ele¹ments’
EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
4SM EN 71-4:2021¹
‘Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities’
EN 71-4:2020
5SM EN 71-5:2016
‘Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets’
EN 71-5:2015
6SM EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020²
‘Finger paints’
EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020
7SM EN 71-8:2018
‘Activity toys for domestic use’
EN 71-8:2018
8SM EN 71-12:2017
‘N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’
EN 71-12:2016
9SM EN 71-13:2021¹
‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’
EN 71-13:2021
10SM EN 71-14:2019
‘Trampolines for domestic use’
EN 71-14:2018
11Electric toys³
• SM EN IEC 62115:2020
• SM EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020
Electric toys:
• IN IEC 62115:2020
• IN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020

¹The following standards were withdrawn on May 15, 2022

  • SM EN 71-2+A1:2014, SM EN 71-3:2019, SM EN 71-4:2014 and SM EN 71-13:2014

²The following standards were withdrawn on November 28, 2021:

  • SM EN 71-7+A2:2018 and SM EN 71-12:2017

³The following electric toy safety standards were withdrawn on February 21, 2022:

  • SM EN 62115:2010
  • SM EN 62115:2010/A2:2013
  • SM EN 62115:2010/A2:2013/AC:2013
  • SM EN 62115:2005/A11:2016
  • SM EN 62115:2005/A11:2016/AC:2018
  • SM EN 62115:2005/A12:2016

Table 1

Order 92/2022 repealed Order No. 39/2021 on harmonized standards in support of the nation’s Technical Regulation on toy safety. The new Order can be considered as effective on October 7, 2022 – the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

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