Anonymous risky and dangerous toys still in the market

(Partial report of second quarter of 2013)

(Prague, September 10, 2013)
During the second quarter of 2013, inspectors of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out 343 inspections in total within which 441 types of toys were checked. Infringements of stipulated obligations were detected in 185 cases – i.e. in 53.9% of inspections. They collected and handed over to expert assessment 11 types of toys in total. Risk of threats to children’s health has been proven in four product types. “The detected risk is the same in all cases of chocolate eggs with toy and other two products. They contain small separable parts that pose risk of swallowing or inhaling especially to small children. However, we also detected a number of other products that can be dangerous when used improperly. Therefore I recommend consumers to consider the rate of risk before they purchase any toy for their child,” said Vladimír Velčovský, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority. Bans on sale of 629 pieces of various toys were issued – most frequently due to formal shortcomings, e.g. insufficient marking or missing information and safety warnings.

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