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Moldova Revises List of Standards for General Product Safety

SafeGuardSHardgoods, Softlines, Toys and Juvenile ProductsAugust 11, 2022

SG 094.22

Moldova has issued legislation to approve the latest list of standards for presumption of conformity with the nation’s law on general product safety. These will become effective on August 8, 2022. 

On July 8, 2022, Moldova’s Ministry of Economy (Ministerul Economiei al Republicii Moldova) issued Order No. 59 of May 20, 2022  (Order No. 59/2022) regarding the approval of the list of Moldovan Standards that adopt harmonized European standards for Law No. 422/2006 on general product safety.

The latest list of standards in Order No. 59/2022 transposes Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698 and its amendment under Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1808 in the European Union (EU) on European standards for products drafted in support of Directive 2001/95/EC (General Product Safety Directive, GPSD, SafeGuardS 177/20 and references therein).

Highlights of several Moldovan standards and their corresponding European standards for children’s products or relating to children’s safety are summarized in Table 1.

Ministry of Economy, Order No. 59 of May 20, 2022, regarding the approval of the list of Moldovan Standards that adopt harmonized European Standards for General Product Safety Representative standard relating to children’s products or children safety

Number
(per Annex to Order No. 59/2022)
Moldovan StandardEuropean Standard
19SM SR EN 1130-1:2012EN 1130-1:1996 ‘Furniture – Cribs and cradles for domestic use. Part 1: Safety requirements’
20SM SR EN 1130-2:2012EN 1130-2:1996 ‘Furniture – Cribs and cradles for domestic use. Part 2: Test methods’
21SM SR EN 1273:2013EN 1273:2005 ‘Child use and care articles - Baby walking frames – Safety requirements and test methods’
26SM EN 1466:2016EN 1466:2014 ‘Child use and care articles – Carry cots and stands – Safety requirements and test methods’
29SM EN 1930:2016EN 1930:2011 ‘Child use and care articles – Safety barriers – Safety requirements and test methods’
46SM EN 12221-1:2008+A1:2016EN 12221-1:2008+A1:2013 ‘Child use and care articles – Changing units for domestic use – Part 1: Safety requirements’
47SM EN 12221-2:2008+A1:2016EN 12221-2:2008+A1:2013 ‘Child use and care articles – Changing units for domestic use – Part 2: Test Methods’
58SM SR EN 13209-1:2012EN 13209-1:2004 ‘Child use and care articles – baby carriers – Safety requirements and test methods – Part 1: Framed back carriers’
60SM EN 13209-2:2017EN 13209-2:2015 ‘Child use and care articles – baby carriers – Safety requirements and test methods. Part 2: Soft carriers’
66SM SR EN 14344:2014EN 14344:2004 ‘Child use and care articles – Child seats for cycles – Safety requirements and test methods’
67SM SR EN 14350-1:2019EN 14350-1:2004 ‘Child use and care articles – Drinking equipment Part 1: General and mechanical requirements and tests
69SM EN 14682:2016EN 14682:2014 ‘Safety of children’s clothing – Cords and drawstrings on children’s clothing – Specifications’
82SM SR EN 16281:2015EN 16281:2013 ‘Child protective products – Consumer fitted child resistant locking devices for windows and balcony doors – Safety requirements and test methods’
85SM EN 16890:2017EN 16890:2017 ‘Children’s furniture – Mattresses for cots and cribs – Safety requirements and test methods’
86SM EN 17022:2019EN 17022:2018 ‘Childcare articles – Bathing aids – Safety requirements and test methods’
87SM EN 17072:2019EN 17072:2018 ‘Childcare articles – Bath tubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids – Safety requirements and test methods’

Table 1. Representative Standards from Order No. 59 of May 20, 2022

Order No. 59/2022 repeals Order No. 406/2018 on approving the list of Moldovan standards that adopt harmonized European standards for general product safety. It will become effective on August 8, 2022.

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