Kosovo References Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety
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
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:
- 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)
- Obligations for economic operators (manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors)
- 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)
- Declaration of conformity (DoC, Annex III) – to be kept for 10 years after the toy has been placed on the market
- 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
- 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 ToysCompliance 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
|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’|
i. EN 62115:2005/A2:2011
ii. IEC 62115:2003/A2:2010 (modified)
| Electric toys:
i. EN 62115:2005/A2:2011
|Effective date: October 4, 2019 (7 days after publication in the Official Gazette)|
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