2 fuel samples failed in November

(Prague, December 31, 2018) In November 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority took in total 255 fuel samples at filling stations. Deviations from the quality standards were proven in cases of two samples, including automotive petrol and diesel. When compared with October 2018, the quality worsened from 0.0% to 0.8% regarding diesel samples and from 0.0% to 1.1% in case of automotive petrol. Samples of DFB 30 and FAME weren’t collected in November 2018.

CTIA took almost 9,000 counterfeits in third quarter of 2018

(Prague, December 20, 2018) In the third quarter of 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out in total 379 inspections within which it also aimed at the offer and sale of products infringing certain intellectual property rights. It detected 8,849 items of counterfeits amounting to CZK 28,292,731, as calculated in the value of originals. In comparison with the previous quarter, there was an increase and also the number of collected counterfeits increased. The trademarks Tommy Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton were most frequently counterfe...

Christmas advice for consumers

(Prague, December 18, 2018) Christmas has come and consumers try to find presents for their beloved ones. However, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority advices to use the common sense and buy only items that will be really usable for the particular person. CTIA has also prepared advices for Christmas purchases.

Dangerous light chains detected in Pilsen and Karlovy Vary Regions

(Pilsen, December 17, 2018) Christmas is coming and the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Pilsen Region and Karlovy Vary Region aimed at inspecting light chains. From the start of December it carried out sampling of 19 items. Originally there had been a suspicion that some products can be dangerous, and the suspicion proved right within a professional test. The risk of such Christmas decorations consists of the fact that it is easy to open the box with wiring. So consumers have a free access to 230 V voltage which can lead to damage to he...

Some e-shops operators still fail legal obligations

(Prague, December 14, 2018) Use of unfair commercial practices is one of most frequent problems in e-shops as also proven by the inspections carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority in the third quarter of the year. Vendors committed illegal practices in almost 85% of 177 inspections. “Some operators of e-shops don’t comply with their legal obligations long-term, especially regarding the Act on Consumer Protection. Sellers often provide untrue or no information which is important for consumers to make a decision within purchase of go...

CTIA inspected shops and restaurants in Svitavy

(Hradec Králové, December 12, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of Hradec Králové Region and Pardubice Region carried out an extraordinary inspection in shops and restaurants in Svitavy. It carried out 24 inspection and found violations of legal regulations in 9 cases. Vendors most frequently breached the Act on Consumer Protection for example by failing to display measurement units of packed products, billed incorrectly, and sold counterfeits (in one case).

Inspections at Šenovská burza with no positive results

(Ostrava, December 11, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Moravian-Silesian Region carried out 9 inspections in the Ostrava city marketplace. Violations of the Act on Consumer Protection were detected in all cases. Seven traders didn’t inform consumers about prices of products in compliance with pricing regulations, in another case the seller didn’t issue any bill of purchase based on consumer’s request, and in one case the seller didn’t properly inform consumers about the guarantee on purchased products.

Winter touristic season starts. Warning against unfair traders

(Praha, December 10, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority monitors the offer and sale of goods and services in touristic areas. It inspected widely visited resorts at the end of the last year and the start of 2018, and detected 131 violations of law within 365 inspections. Vendors most frequently failed the fairness of sale and didn’t inform about prices of products and services. Due to the fact that the number of detected shortcomings was quite high, CTIA will continue in its inspections in the upcoming winter season.
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