Every two of three chargers were not compliant

(Prague, July 16, 2019) The Czech Trade inspection Authority evaluated the inspection of mobile phone chargers carried out during the last year. Within 6 months, it checked 57 types of mobile phone chargers and found deficiencies in 37 types. It detected such defects in 5 types of products that it imposed protective measures consisting of the withdrawal of the particular products from the market. "The results of the inspection of mobile phone chargers have confirmed that most inspected products have deficiencies of both technical and administra...

Consumers deceived within energy auctions

(Prague, July 12, 2019) In the first quarter of this year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly carried out inspections focused on supply and provision of services in the area of concluding energy supply contracts. It carried out the total of 12 inspections and found infringements in 10 cases. “The results of the inspection confirmed that there are serious violations of consumer rights in this area of services. Traders often use deceptive and aggressive commercial practices and deliberately use false information, which in turn negativ...

Consumers pays original products, but get counterfeits

(Praha, July 10, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly inspects whether there are products in the domestic market that infringe certain intellectual property rights. In the first quarter of 2019, it carried out 433 inspections and found non-compliance with this provision in 21% of cases. This is 10% less than for the same period of 2018. In terms of product range in the first quarter of this year, most intellectual property rights were infringed in clothing, textile products, audio-video products and footwear. For the collected p...

CTIA found also counterfeits within extraordinary inspection in Polička

(Hradec Králové, July 9, 2019) Late June, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection in Polička where it aimed at shops and public alimentation facilities. It carried out in total 12 inspections and detected breaches of legal regulations at 7 workplaces. Among others, it also detected 51 items of counterfeits in the value amounting to CZK 48,557 when calculated in the prices of originals.

Spirits and beer was sold to juveniles at the end of school year

(Hradec Králové, July 3, 2019) At the end of the school year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out extraordinary inspections aimed at the ban on the sale of alcohol to juveniles. Inspections were parts of the nationwide HAD project (Hazard, Alcohol and Children). The CTIA carried out 16 inspections and found 12 violations of the Act on Health Protection from the Harmful Effects of Drugs”.

Toy „Robotická myš“ poses a risk

(Prague, June 2, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found that in the internal market a toy “Robotická myš” (“Robot Mouse”) was offered, although it contains many times more lead and cadmium than are the permitted limit values. The CTIA ordered its immediate withdrawal from the market.

Alcoholic beverages were sold to juveniles in 50% of cases

(Hradec Králové, July 1, 2019) The CTIA Inspectorate of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection focused on the prohibition to sell alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years of age. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out 12 inspections with the use of youth under 18 years and saw that alcoholic beverages were sold to them in 6 cases.
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