In 2020, CTIA proved frequent sale of alcohol and tobacco to juveniles

(Prague, 22 March, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority evaluated inspections of compliance with legal regulations within the sale of alcohol and tobacco. During 2020, it carried out a total of 5,382 inspections and found violations in almost 44%. "Frequent breaches of the ban on the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 18, which were detected in 171 of 237 inspections with figurants, can be considered particularly serious. It is therefore clear that it is not a problem for persons under the age of 18 to purc...

Results of inspections on geo-blocking in 2020

(Prague, 22 March 2021) Last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on compliance with obligations arising from regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council on unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on nationality, place of residence or place of establishment of customers within the internal market. The CTIA carried out a total of 14 inspections in this area and detected breaches of the Regulation in 3 cases.

CTIA response to current talks on respirators

(Prague, 14 March, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority responds to various claims about respirators in the media, which can be confusing for consumers. The dramatic reports on the N95 and KN95 respirators, which are spreading in the context of a competitive struggle, are ultimately not only confusing for consumers, but also give the impression that these products are practically ineffective. A functional respirator with filtration of 94% or higher is useful for consumers and performs its purpose when properly deployed.

CTIA: 10 cases of discrimination detected in 2020

(Prague, March 12, 2021) During the last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected whether there were any forms of discrimination against consumers on the part of traders. A total of 658 inspections were carried out and there were suspicions of consumer discrimination in 10 cases.

How to choose the right respirator

(Prague, 11 March 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority recommends to read a simple information leaflet with instructions on how to choose the right respirator prepared for consumers by the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing (ÚNMZ).

CTIA prohibited a dangerous hoverboard

(Prague, 8 March 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found that in the market in the Czech Republic there is machinery, which can pose a serious risk to consumers. This is the product Hoverboard/Kolonožka STANDARD E1.

In 2020, CTIA notified nine dangerous toys into alert system RAPEX

(Prague, March 4, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has monitored the safety of toys for a long time. Last year, it inspected 2,767 toy models and found mostly administrative shortcomings in 979 cases. It assessed 9 models of toys as dangerous. „In such cases, the analyses carried out showed a serious risk of possible injury or health consequences due to long-term user contact with substances that may pose a health risk to the organism of little children. Toy inspections will continue in the next period. Increased attention will also ...
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