CTIA: Half of inspected vendors within HAD breached law

(Prague, January 29, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority took part in the national inspection called HAD (Czech initials for gambling, alcohol and children). It showed up that vendors still don’t comply with the Act on Consumer Protection and also breach the prohibition to sell alcohol to persons under 18 years. “Our experience so far has shown that participation of juveniles within the inspections increases their effectiveness,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the CTIA about the new element used within inspections. “We supp...

Flaws within each inspection of outdoors heaters

(January 25, 2019) Last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on the inspection of outdoor heaters used by restaurants on their open air premises during winter time. CTIA found deficiencies within all 9 inspections, specifically regarding the accompanying documentation and product marking. Foremost, safety warning were missing although they must be visibly placed on the product or its packaging. The most serious shortcoming concerned a table heater which was insufficiently protected against possible touch of its burner by a consume...

CTIA inspections proved 9 cases of discriminative conduct

(Prague, January 21, 2019) In the 3rd quarter of 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out 179 inspections, including 9 cases in which vendors used certain form of discriminative conduct. Inspections of other legal obligations were also included. Violations of legal regulations were discovered in 62 cases, mostly relating to failures to comply with other provisions of the Act on Consumer Protection.

Vendors often deceive consumers when offering cheaper energies

(Prague, January 18, 2019) Unfair traders still come up with new ways to persuade people to buy goods and use services under unfavourable conditions. They don’t hesitate to act as representatives of serious as well as made up companies. From May 18 to October 31, 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out the first ever national extraordinary inspection focused on the offer and provision of services in the area of concluding contracts on energies supply. It was the first phase of inspections focused exclusively on this type of selle...

Alcohol was sold to adolescents in Vysočina Region

(České Budějovice, January 15, 2019) Before Christmas, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Bohemian Region and Vysočina Region carried out inspections focused on the prohibition to sell alcohol to adolescents in the Vysočina Region. CTIA officers carried out 6 inspections, including 2 cases in which adolescent figurants were sold bottled lager beer. Inspections were targeted at grocery stores opened in the evenings, namely in Batelov and Třešť.

CTIA prohibited a dangerous electric razor

(Prague, January 11, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected a new type of dangerous products – electric razors. The razor found in the Czech market was „Boli Razor RSCW-6008“ that had no obligatory marking and also freely accessible parts under voltage, so its user can easily be seriously injured by the electric current.

Alcohol was sold to adolescents before Christmas

(Hradec Králové, January 10, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority saw increased number of cases of sale of alcohol to adolescents. Before Christmas it saw a high number of breaches of the prohibition to sell alcohol to persons under 18 years, namely alcoholic beverages were sold to adolescents within 12 of 17 inspections. It was mostly hard alcohol and wine.

Names of manufacturer or importer often missing in inspected toys

(Praha, January 8, 2019) In the third quarter of 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out in total 303 inspections of toys intended for children under 14 years. Violations of legal regulations were discovered in 218 cases. In total 1,032 models of toys were inspected within the inspection. Shortcomings were discovered in case of 686 models and CTIA prohibited marketing of 335 models. “The same shortcomings repeat in some models of toys. Toys haven’t got the precise identification or CE marking of conformity, and their manufacturer...

CTIA prohibited a dangerous moisturising bath product

(Prague, January 4, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found out that a moisturising bath product which can pose risk to children was offered in the Czech market. It is a product imitating a cupcake and is dangerous due to its interchangeability with a grocery. If small parts are released from the cupcake, a child can swallow or inhale them.
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