Child can get injured, strangulate or suffocate in bed ZBYSZEK P

(Prague, August 27, 2015) Officers of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority found out that a little bed made from pine wood is offered in the Czech market that poses serious safety risk to children users. Test proved low strength of used wooden parts which could result in injury of a child if sidewalls or bottom brake. Wholes and spaces in the bed can cause child’s injury if legs or arms or fingers get stuck in these spaces. Child can get caught on high corner edges with unsuitable clothing or decoration and subsequently strangulate. The bed was...

Fair Flora Olomouc – opportunity for cheating visitors

(Ostrava, August 26, 2015) Summer season of the international gardening exhibition and fair FLORA OLOMOUC was held from August 20 to 23, 2015, and attracted traditionally high number of fans of flowers and gardeners, both experts and laics from the Czech Republic and abroad. Inspection employees of the appropriate CTIA inspectorate supervised compliance with obligations determined for sale of cultivars and various assortment or within provision of services. “Inspectors detected flaws within 9 of 19 inspections of selected points of sale. 7 case...

Only 13% of 279 inspected e-shops without defects

(Continuous report of 2015)(Praha, August 24, 2015) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected flaws in a number of selected e-shops also in the 2nd quarter of 2015, namely in 87% of 279 inspected vendors. Some sellers still didn’t adopt their terms and conditions to changes brought in by the New Civil Code and inform consumers about claims conditions, possibility to withdraw from the contract and other consumers’ rights according to the Civil Code which is already invalid or they inform consumers incorrectly. Inspectors proved these unfair ...

CTIA saw no poor quality fuel samples in July

(Partial report on fuel quality - July 2015) (Prague, August 21, 2015) In July, no fuel sample that would fail quality requirements was discovered. “It’s been the first time since 2001 when the Czech Trade Inspection Authority started monitoring and inspecting fuels quality in the Czech market. In total 228 samples of motor fuels were collected and inspected at filling stations and no breach of quality was detected. This is a good news especially for motorists,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority. ...

Bazars and pawnshops don’t provide proper information

(Continuous report of 2nd quarter of 2015)(Prague, August 14, 2015) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected flaws in more than a half of 189 inspected workplaces within an inspection action focused on services provided by bazars and pawnshops. Their operators don’t properly fill in bills of purchases of products and don’t properly inform consumers about the extent, conditions and manner of exercising rights from defective performance or about how to make a claim. In some cases sellers illegally reduced the period for making a claim concer...

Fakes of toys amounting to million CZK at marketplace in Brno

(Brno, August 12, 2015) An extraordinary inspection action aimed at compliance with the Act on Consumer Protection, sale, offer and storage of goods infringing certain intellectual property rights and inspection of toys was carried out on August 6, 2015, in the marketplace Olomoucká 61 in Brno. CTIA officers inspected 11 stalls and detected 2,960 pieces of counterfeits of toys. The fakes of toys were labelled especially with the trademarks SpongeBob, My little Pony, Angry birds, Shaun the Sheep, and Ice Age while their price amounted to more th...

Presentation events – 2Q 2015

(Continuous report of 2nd quarter of 2015)(Prague, August 11, 2015) Inspections of presentation sales events and fulfilment of obligations by organizers still keep the Czech Trade Inspection Authority busy despite the fact that some difficult companies left the Czech market. New firms are out there to damage consumers’ interests and violate laws to the same extent. In the 2nd quarter of 2015, 19 entities announced organization of 4,531 events which is almost by 40% less than in the 1st quarter of 2015, but a high number of events that were not ...

Summer season

(Continuous report of 2nd quarter of 2015)(Prague, August 7, 2015) People spend the summer doing what they like, but they are less cautious about how much they pay for goods and services. This fact is misused by various unfair sellers to earn more from such inattention. They bill higher prices, provide less beer or they give you much ice instead of juice. Officers of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected similar defects within 33% of inspections during the summer touristic season. “Almost half of detected flaws consisted of breaches of ...

Summer touristic season in South Bohemia and CTIA inspections

(České Budějovice, August 5, 2015) The summer touristic season is a period when CTIA inspectors are busy also at the weekends. South Bohemia are attractive for tourists and when the weather is good there is no wonder that CTIA inspectors joined the crowds and visited the music festival Prázdniny v Telči. They carried out 4 inspections and detected flaws concerning all vendors. They inspected 4 vendors at Benátská noc, too, and detected flaws in 2 cases. On Sunday inspections continued at Porcinkule where only 1 of 4 workplaces met the requireme...

Tour operators – 2Q 2015

(Continuous reports of 2nd quarter of 2015)(Prague, August 3, 2015) Results of inspections carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority proved that in the 2nd quarter of 2015 tour operators and travel agents most frequently provided insufficient information about the extent, conditions and manner of exercising the right from defective performance. These flaws as well as other shortcomings were detected in 29 of 77 inspections, i.e. almost 40%. Inspectors also found the use of unfair commercial practices, especially deceitful commercial p...
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