Western Bohemia with counterfeits at market places and boutiques

(Pilsen, October 2, 2014) Inspectors of the CTIA in Western Bohemia carried out another successful inspection project that included two inspections in Železná Ruda. They collected more than a thousand of fake products of famous trademarks amounting to almost 2.5 million CZK when calculated in prices of originals. During the past four weeks they collected about 6,800 pieces of counterfeits – if these products were sold, the damage to owners of intellectual property rights would reach to more than 13.2 million CZK. “Selling fakes is not discovere...

Vendors don’t pay due attention to marking of toys

(Partial report of 2nd quarter 2014)(Prague, September 30, 2014) Results of inspections of toys in the 2nd quarter of 2014 proved that the same shortcomings repeat. In the market consumers can buy toys without CE marking or anonymous toys, i.e. without identification information about manufacturer or importer, without obligatory information and warnings, as well as toys that can endanger health or life of children due to various shortcomings or defects. Inspectors inspected not only breaches of obligations stipulated in legal regulations concer...

Wine festival in Mělník – defects at rides and in stalls

(Prague, September 30, 2014) Last September weekend is a day of good wine as well as cuisine specialities and fun rides in the town of Mělník. A wine festival is traditionally held there and CTIA inspectors paid extraordinary attention to not only fairness of sale in stalls with refreshments and other sellers but also safety of amusement devices. Within visual inspections of 35 rides they detected operational shortcomings caused by incorrect installation. Prohibition of rides’ operation were imposed until remedy concerning 9 rides; in one case ...
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