Increased number of both controls and fines improved the care for fuel quality

(Annual report on controls of fuels in 2012)(Prague, January 24, 2012) During 2012, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority took the highest number of fuel samples ever, namely 3,172 including 98 samples which failed the requirements of the appropriate standards. The rate of findings was lowest since the second half of 2001, namely 3.1%. The inspectorates of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority received suggestions to controls from 687 consumers who had suspicions that poor quality fuel was sold at particular filling stations. Subsequent samplings...

Risks of toys associated with food

(Final report of the project)(Prague, January 22, 2013) Toys sold as parts of food must meet the same safety standards as toys sold on their own, including informational obligations. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found breaches in 102 of 453 types of toys firmly attached to food, contained within food or added to food. The inspectors assessed the risks of choking associated with accidental ingestion or inhaling of toys attached to food. It is reasonably required that the toys or their parts cannot wedge in the mouth or pharynx especially...

2012: Many dangerous toys

(Final report of 2012)(Prague, January 17, 2013) The offer of toys in the Czech market is monitored and continuously controlled by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority throughout the year. The inspections of 2012 were especially focused on risky groups of products, e.g. toys put into operation by mouth, various pushbikes, water toys, shooting toys and furry toys. The products intended for the most endangered group of the smallest users were especially the target of these controls and assessments of safety. During the past year, totally 1,213 se...

CTIA found poor quality motor oil and mixed fuel in December

(Results of monitoring of fuel quality in December 2012) (Prague, January 15, 2013) In December, the results of the fuel quality inspection were almost on the same level as in November. Totally 201 samples of motor petrol, motor oil, mixed fuel, bio fuel, LPG and CNG were taken on the territory of the Czech Republic. Seven samples failed the criteria as provided by the appropriate technical standards including one motor petrol sample, four motor oil samples and two samples of mixed fuel.

CTIA: Sellers get fines for their discounts

(Prague, January 10, 2013) Abidance with the obligations when selling goods in retails and discount actions is monitored by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority during the whole year. By the end of the past year, the CTIA focused on sale of goods for action prices in chain stores. In an extraordinary control action, the inspectors checked 296 workplaces offering “goods in action” and found breaches of obligations in almost 40% of them. “These discounts are not always real and consumers are not always properly informed. This is why the inspectio...

Manufacturers sometimes deceit consumers in terms of shoes’ characteristics

(Controls of casual footwear with a membrane)(Prague, January 3, 2013) Do you need any special footwear, e.g. with a membrane preventing moisture penetration to shoes and removing perspiration? You should know that not all the footwear claimed to have such characteristics meets the expectations, as the CTIA inspectors found within a laboratory assessment of selected casual shoes with a membrane. Only one of five pairs of shoes taken at five specialized sellers complied with the declared characteristics. It was the male footwear MERREL J86901, M...
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