KAUFLAND WITHDREW DANGEROUS KETTLE FROM SALE

(Prague, March 21, 2014) Based on a request by a German supplier, the company Kaufland Czech Republic, v.o.s., informed the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of withdrawal of a dangerous product. The information concerned a kettle Tristar WK-1317, lot number 0557-1317, that was sold in Kaufland stores from December 2013.As the company Kaufland CR stated, it may happen that inner conductors of the kettle melt through the base’s cover during use. Further, the company states that this situation was widely tested and the result showed that the kettl...

CTIA notified 38 dangerous products in RAPEX

(Final report of 2013)(Prague, March 25, 2014) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has been involved in the European system facilitating rapid exchange of information about dangerous products RAPEX (Rapid Alert System) since the Czech Republic joined the European Union. And there has a national contact point for non-food products at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In 2013, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority contributed to notification of dangerous products in compliance with the General Product Safety Directive by submitting 28 notificat...

February 2014: 8 defective fuels detected

(Monitoring of fuel quality in January 2014)(Prague, March 20, 2014) Eight of 238 fuel samples collected by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority at filling stations in February failed quality indicators of technical standards. Defects concerning quality were detected in 5 samples of diesel fuel, two LPG samples, and one sample of diesel fuel blend. Flash point was the most frequent defective indicator concerning diesel fuel – in one case flash point was lower by 22.5°C than stipulated in the appropriate standard. The two LPG samples contained e...

5 poor quality fuel samples in January

(Monitoring of fuel quality in January 2014)(Prague, March 7, 2014) In January, 219 motor fuel samples were collected in compliance with the plan for 2014. Five samples failed quality requirements of technical standards, namely one sample of automotive petrol, 3 diesel fuel samples, and one LPG sample. Most significant deviations were detected in an automotive petrol sample in which - among others - limit content of ethanol was three times higher than required, and in the LPG sample in which limit content of sulphur was twice as high as the sta...

Online purchases are still very risky

(Final report of 2013)(Prague, March 4, 2014) Results of inspection action carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority again proved that shopping in unknown or unchecked e-shops still poses high risk to consumers. Anonymous environment of virtual shops enables jacklights to attract especially less experienced or careless customers when offering them unreal prices, non-existent goods or services that are usually paid by consumers in advance but are never delivered or delivered in unsatisfactory quality. Inspectors detected violations of ...

Discounts became expensive

(Final report of 2013)(Prague, February 27, 2014) The number of inspections focused on sale for action prices and seasonal discounts was lower than in the previous year, but the proportion of detected deficiencies increased by more than 8%. This means that at least 45 of 100 consumers who wanted to use the offer of favourable purchase were not informed about the price as well as the discount rate or were subsequently cheated within billing of final price of selected goods. Inspections were carried out in both classical shops and e-shops offerin...
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