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Kosovo cites national and European safety standards for presumption of conformity with its toy safety legislation. These became effective in October 2019.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 165/19

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In March 2017, Kosovo published Regulation (MTI) No. 02/2017 of March 6, 2017 (the Regulation) in its Official Gazette to lay down rules on the safety of toys and their free movement within its domestic market. This piece of legislation entered into force in March 2017 and is essentially based on the principles and main requirements from Directive 2009/48/EC (Toy Safety Directive, TSD) as published in June 2009. These provisions include, inter alia, the following:

  1. Complying with essential safety requirements – general safety, and particular safety in Annex II (physical and mechanical properties, flammability, chemical properties, electrical properties, hygiene and radioactivity)
  2. Obligations for economic operators (manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors)
  3. Requiring warnings and safety instructions to be written in the official languages of the Republic of Kosovo (the official languages of Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian)
  4. Declaration of conformity (DoC, Annex III) – to be kept for 10 years after the toy has been placed on the market
  5. Technical documentation in the official languages of Kosovo or one of the official languages of the European Union (EU), subject to a language that is acceptable to the authorities – to be kept for 10 years after the toy have been placed on the market
  6. Transitional provisions relating to the accession of Kosovo to the European Union (EU)

In September 2019, Kosovo published its first list of national and European toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with the Regulation. In the absence of a Kosovo standard, toys which are in conformity with European standards are presumed to be in conformity with the Regulation. The European standards in the list are identical to those that were published under Commission Communication 2018/C 282/02 of June 2018 in the EU. 

Highlights of the list of Kosovan and European toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with the Regulation are summarized in Table 1.

 Decision on Publishing the List of Harmonized Standards

Number 57 of September 5, 2019, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Republic of Kosovo

List of Kosovan Harmonized Standards and European Harmonized Standards under Regulation (MTI) 02/2017 on Safety of Toys

Compliance of toys with listed standards gives presumption of conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in Article 10 of the Regulation covered by those standards or parts thereof
Entry  Kosovan Standard  European Standard  (2018/C 282/02 OJEU)
1  SK EN 71-1:2014+A1:2019  EN 71-2014+A1:2018 ‘Mechanical and physical’
2  SK EN 71-2:2011+A1:2018  EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 ‘Flammability’
3  SK EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018  EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018 ‘Migration of certain elements
4  SK EN 71-4:2013  EN 71-4:2013 ‘Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities’
5  SK EN 71-5:2018  EN 71-5:2015 ‘Chemical (sets) other than experimental sets
6  SK EN 71-7:2014+A2:2019  EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018 ‘Finger paints’
7  SK EN 71-8:2019  EN 71-8:2018 ‘Activity toys for domestic use’
8  SK EN 71-12:2019  EN 71-12:2013 ‘N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’
9  SK EN 71-13:2019  EN 71-13:2014 ‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’
10  SK EN 71-14:2014+A1:2019  EN 71-14:2014+A1:2017 ‘Trampoline for domestic use’
11  SK EN 62115:2011   Electric toys:

ii. EN 62115:2005
ii. IEC 62115:2003 (modified)+A1:2004

12  EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013  EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013 ‘Electric toys’
13  EN 62115:2005/A11:2012  EN 62115:2005/A11:2012 ‘Electric toys’
14  EN 62115:2005/A12:2015  EN 62115:2005/A12:2015 ‘Electric toys’
15  EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011
 EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011‘Electric toys’
16

i. EN 62115:2005/A2:2011

ii. IEC 62115:2003/A2:2010 (modified)

 Electric toys:

i. EN 62115:2005/A2:2011
ii. IEC 62115:2003/A2:2010 (modified)

 Effective date: October 4, 2019 (7 days after publication in the Official Gazette)

Table 1 

Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence in 2008 and is a partially recognized state in Southeastern Europe.

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