Some online vendors still use unfair commercial practices

(Prague, July 1, 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has long monitored compliance with the Act on Consumer Protection in the field of internet sales. In the first quarter of 2020, infringements were found in 142 of 164 inspections. "The results of the inspection confirmed that there are still a high number of consumer rights infringements in the area of online sales. The situation was about the same in the same period last year. Furthermore, shortcomings persist, in particular, within the required provision of complete information on pr...

CTIA prohibited the toy „Doll Carrier“

(Prague, June 26, 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority keeps monitoring possible occurrence of dangerous toys in the internal market. This time it found that a toys was offered posing a safety risk to smallest children. This product’s name is „Doll Carrier“.

4 cases of discrimination detected in first quarter of 2020

(Prague, 30 June 2020) Manifestations of discriminatory conduct are an undesirable social phenomenon. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on this area in the first quarter of 2020, inspecting whether there were any forms of discrimination against consumers from the side of sellers. In total, it carried out 164 inspections and found suspected discrimination in 4 cases. This is almost half less than in the same period last year.

CTIA still to provide personal advice in Jihlava

(Prague, 25 June 2020) Next week, the Inspectorate of South Bohemian and Vysočina Regions will move to a single seat in České Budějovice. The organisational change is made mainly due to the efficiency of the activities of the regional inspectorate of the CTIA. Consumers will still benefit from the possibility of personal advice from inspectors and inspection activities won‘t be restricted in any way.

Inspections of rope courses revealed certain misconducts

(Prague, 8 June 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority also focuses on inspecting of amusement devices, such as playgrounds, fun fair rides and rope courses. During 2019, it targeted rope courses and carried out 26 inspections in this area. It found infringements in 6 cases. Based on this CTIA inspection, two operators suspended the activities of their rope courses.

Dangerous Toy – singing dragon

(Prague, May 21, 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority long-term monitors and inspects the offer and sale of toys. In the retail market, a dangerous toy was detected which can pose a risk to smallest children. It is the product „Drak Čmoudík zpívající“ (Singing dragon Čmoudík). CTIA ordered withdrawal of the product from the market.

In February 5 diesel samples failed

(Prague, May 15, 2020) In February, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected the quality of fuel in the Czech Republic. Out of the total of 194 samples taken, 5 diesel samples failed the quality requirements.

Ban on retail sales doesn’t apply in May

(Prague, April 29, 2020) large food stores can remain open for consumers on both state holidays in May. Prolonging of the state of emergency enables traders to sell in spaces larger than 200 m2 also on May 8. This wasn’t possible in previous years.