Most inspected traders sold beer to juveniles in South Bohemia

(České Budějovice, April 30, 2019) In April, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Bohemian Region and Vysočina Region carried out an extraordinary inspection aimed at compliance with the ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages to juveniles. CTIA officers carried out the total of 6 inspections with the participation of juveniles. In 4 cases, the sale of canned draft beer or lager beer to persons under 18 was found.

Riding helmets must meet safety requirements

(Prague, April 29, 2019) Last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected the equipment for horse riders. Specifically, they products in question were riding helmets that must meet the technical requirements in order to reduce the risk of injury to their user's head in the event of a fall from a horse. CTIA officers inspected the total of 29 products and found deficiencies within 10 product types. These were administrative errors such as missing instructions for use, warnings or safety instructions in the Czech language.

One diesel sample failed

(Prague, April 25, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority also inspected fuel quality in March 2019. One diesel sample didn’t comply with the stipulated quality requirements out of all 220 samples taken.

CTIA focused on inspection of product with doubtful characteristics

(Brno, April 15, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Moravian and Zlín Regions focused on inspection of products that attract the attention of customers due to promised energy savings. CTIA inspected whether their characteristics correspond with what manufacturers and sellers promise to consumers within the offer made. It was an inspection of a low voltage electrical switchboard that should ensure high energy savings during heating.

CTIA found dangerous plush dogs with ribbons and glasses

(Prague, April 18, 2019) Two toys appeared in the market, which can be dangerous for the youngest children. These were small barking dogs, one with red ribbons and one with glasses and a hat. CTIA inspectors found that in case of the both toys it is possible to open the battery case without the necessity to use any instrument and to remove the batteries from the case – small children can put the batteries in the mouth and suck them. Furthermore, the toys contain small parts, such as a jingle bell, which can also be dangerous to children. The pr...

CTIA inspected mediation and sale of cultural objects

(Prague, April 12, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority evaluated the inspection action focused on the mediation of sale and sale of cultural objects and cultural monuments, which it carried out in the second half of last year. Above all, the inspectors checked the way in which obliged entities verify from whom they purchased the item. As part of this inspection, the CTIA carried out a total of 68 inspections and found 32 breaches of the Act on Selected Measures against the Legalization of Proceeds of Crime and Financing of Terrorism. “Th...

Counterfeits were detected at Šenovská burza in Ostrava

(Ostrava, April 10, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection event in the Ostrava city marketplace, focusing on the offer and sale of counterfeited goods. CTIA officers inspected 9 vendors and found infringements in all cases.

CTIA inspections will continue in the upcoming touristic season

(Prague, April 8, 2019) At the beginning of the 2019 summer tourist season, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority publishes the results of inspections of the past year. In 2018, it carried out 1,108 inspections aimed at offering and selling products and providing services that are widely used by consumers in touristic areas, especially during the summer. Breaches of law were found in 449 cases. “The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has been monitoring tourist-interesting and sought-after locations for a long time. In comparison with the results ...
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