Don’t buy footwear without marking and obligatory information!

(Partial report of 3rd quarter of 2015)

(Prague, December 1, 2014) Consumers have much to choose from in the Czech market with footwear – there is a variety of shoes from cheap products originating in Asia to branded shoes of both national and international origin. The same variety can be seen concerning prices – from several hundreds to tens of thousands of Czech crowns paid for footwear by globally known designers and brands. However, not all shoes meet elementary requirements for marking and not all vendors comply with obligations stipulated for selling of footwear which was proven by CTIA inspections in the 3rd quarter of 2014. “Inspectors detected shortcomings in more than 60% of inspected workplaces. Sellers most frequently didn’t ensure that footwear is labelled with directly visible and understandable marking with information about manufacturer, importer or supplier, information about materials used in main parts of footwear or didn’t provide information about way of use and maintenance in writing concerning products that require so,” Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the CTIA, described the most frequent defects.

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