Czech windows and doors passed CTIA tests

(Prague, January 24, 2017) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continuously inspects compliance with legal parameters of construction products. Within international activities of the cooperation group for construction products surveillance, it joined the call for common market surveillance action together with other EU Member States. The joint call related to inspections of windows pursuant to the harmonized standard which is binding for window glass and door panels. Based on documentation elaborated by the above mentioned group, the CTIA prep...

Inspection of pyrotechnics

(Prague, January 20, 2016) During December 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out a number of inspections focused on compliance with the Act on No. 206/2015 Coll. on Pyrotechnic Articles and the Handling, and the Act on Consumer Protection. CTIA carried out 234 inspections of the offer of pyrotechnic articles and detected flaws in one third of cases. “December inspections showed that every third seller failed legal regulations governing the offer, sale, storage and handling of pyrotechnic articles. Numerous violations of the Act...

Speak English, pay more!

(Prague, January 17, 2017) Different behaviour towards one group of consumers is usually considered discriminative in the area of sale of goods and provision of service. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of Central Bohemia detected such conduct at the EAT ME & DRINK ME workplace where higher than declared prices were billed to English speaking inspectors.The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Funeral services providers were less fair

(Final report of 2016)(Prague, January 13, 2017) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspects activities of funeral services providers on the whole territory of the Czech Republic. Inspection results showed that the situation in this sensitive area hadn’t improved. In comparison with 2015, inspectors saw a 12% increase in the number of cases of failures to comply with legal obligations. Most frequently vendors failed to properly inform consumers about prices of sold products and provided services, and didn’t issue any confirmation of order in ...

Obligations for timber sale are the same all over the EU

(Prague, January 11, 2017) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority doesn’t focus only on compliance with the Act on Consumer Protection, but also with the EU Regulation which for example prohibits marketing of illegally cut wood and products made from such wood in the EU internal market. The Regulation imposes also other obligations on commercial entities and vendors. Sale of such products has become increasingly more demanded by consumers because some of them buy more firewood due to limited possibilities to produce or cut the wood on their own. ...

Possibly fake „inspector“ in the Ostrava District

(Ostrava, January 4, 2017) In the last days of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority received an information from various entrepreneurs that they experienced a “strange” CTIA inspection. However, none of them was inspected by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority despite they reported having been visited by its officer. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Guarantee applies on second-hand goods too

(Prague, December 29, 2016) Old and used items are interesting goods for some consumers. Such assortment of ancient or original goods is often demanded within the market. In the third quarter of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on compliance with legal regulations in the area of operation of bazaars and pawnshops and discovered misconducts in almost 60% of inspections. Vendors most frequently failed to inform consumers about the extent, conditions and way of exercising the right for claims and didn’t fill in bills of purchased...

Fuels without defects in November

(Prague, December 22, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly monitors the quality of fuels. In November 2016, all sampled fuels met the requirements, hence, the quality improved by 2.4% in comparison with October 2016 when 6 samples failed, namely three diesel and three petrol samples. After July, it has been the second time this year that the CTIA found no defects relating to collected fuel samples. The complete press release is available in the attachment.
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