Water analysis to start presentation event at your home

(Praha, April 25, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority warns consumers against offers of water analysis. During the past months leaflets offering water analysis directly at households occurred in a number of consumers’ mail boxes. People who invite an unknown person to their home based on the leaflet will see a well prepared sales presentation event indeed. The seller starts offering purchase of an overcharged product which would supposedly magically improve the quality of drinking water. But in fact the consumer would buy an apparatus wh...

Fuel quality again with minimum defects

(Monitoring of fuel quality in March 2016)(Prague, April 22, 2016) During March 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority collected 194 fuel samples at filling stations on the whole territory of the Czech Republic. Only 3 diesel fuel samples failed the quality requirements determined by the applicable technical standard. Two cases concerned so called negligence deviations resulting in lower flash point. The third case concerned serious violation of technological discipline resulting in a suspicion of unauthorized manipulation with the fuel. Pr...

Watch out when purchasing garden machinery

(Final report of the project of 2015)(Praha, April 20, 2016) When the spring is closing in, gardeners wonder about a better weather for their work in the garden and also check whether their old garden machinery can help them or whether it is necessary to get rid of some old machines and replace them with new ones or buy any missing product. If they choose garden combustion-engine-powered machinery, knowledge of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority from an inspection project carried out in 2015 could help them. 115 product types of small garden ...

Toys inspections 2015

(Final report of the project – 2015)(Praha, April 15, 2015) Throughout the year the Czech Trade inspection Authority monitored the offer and sale of toys intended for children from 3 to 14 years and its officers inspected whether toys are equipped with the required data and information in compliance with applicable legal and technical regulations, i.e. whether there are toys to endanger the health or safety of children in the consequence of their unsuitable mechanic and physical characteristics, bad construction, insufficient or incorrect warni...

Injury by electric current within use of the JY SURET light

(Prague, April 13, 2016) During monitoring of the market with electric products the Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected a product which poses a risk of injury. A professional analysis showed that the pitch and proportions of plug pins don’t comply with a Czech technical standard. During the use of this light with unsuitable AC adapter there is a threat of injury by electric current caused by careless touch of any part of consumer’s body with the cord ending. After further distribution was prohibited and the light was withdrawn from distri...

Textile labelling in 2015

(Final report of 2015)(Prague, April 8, 2016) During the annual inspection action of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused especially on sale of textile and textile products, violations of generally binding legal regulations were discovered within 1,893 of 3,607 inspections, i.e. in 52.5% of cases. Inspected persons most frequently breached obligations stipulated in the Act on Consumer Protection. Besides failure to inform consumers with prices the cases concerned incomplete or missing textile labelling and marking with material composit...

Stands offered fakes and dangerous lighters in Hatě

(Brno, April 7, 2016) An extraordinary inspection action was focused on sale, offer and storage of goods infringing certain commercial practices at the Hatě marketplace. Besides the CTIA inspectors, also the members of the Customs Administration as well as representatives of intellectual property rights owners participated in the action. “Based on previous monitoring, the officers inspected 7 stands at the ASIA BAZAR marketplace and collected 310 pieces of counterfeits of various trademarks as well as 48 pieces of dangerous lighters of the unus...

SCOOTER Jrl 204033 is not safe

(Prague, April 6, 2016) In the spring time people start buying scooters especially for children. However, not all scooters are safe. This has been the case of a toy which was detected in the Czech market and which poses risk of injury to smallest users. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority ordered immediate withdrawal of the product from distribution. The product failed safety requirements within several parameters, namely concerning protruding parts, wheels and strength. The toy was notified as dangerous into the RAPEX database, notification n...

Counterfeits in 2015

(Final report of 2015)(Prague, March 31, 2016) During 2,414 inspections of offer, sale and storage of products or provision of services that infringe certain intellectual property rights the Czech Trade Inspection Authority discovered flaws in 1,643 cases, including 474 violations of certain intellectual property rights. Besides sanctions, 35,694 pieces of counterfeits were collected and stored out of reach of inspected persons because the damage to the owners of the intellectual property rights would amount to more than CZK 101 million. As reg...
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