Juveniles bought hard alcoholic beverages in North Bohemia

(Ústí nad Labem, May 30, 2019) During two days, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Ústí Region carried out the total of 7 inspections of the sale of alcohol to persons under 18 years of age. Inspections were carried out both during the day and in the evening. Without any verification of their age and any unaccompanied person above 18 years of age, alcoholic beverages were sold or server to figurants in 5 cases.

CTIA discovered counterfeits for more than CZK 18 million at the Hatě marketplace

(Brno, May 27, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Moravian Region and Zlín Region collected 4,982 counterfeits within an extraordinary inspection at the marketplace in Znojmo. The audit focused on compliance with the Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on Consumer Protection, specifically on the sale, supply and storage of goods infringing certain intellectual property rights. These were counterfeits of textile products, footwear and haberdashery in the original prices as counterfeits in the value amounting to CZK 18,410,000, which is ...

Girl’s swim bikinis don‘t meet the safety requirements

(Prague, May 24, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has been monitoring the occurrence of dangerous products on the domestic market for a long time. This time, it found out that girls' swim bikinis are offered for sale despite not being in compliance with the safety requirements for baby clothes. We speak about the girl's bikini product "FOR YOU".

Violations of law found in 3 of 4 online sellers of textile

(Prague, May 17, 2019) Last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out an inspection focused on the sale of textile products on the internet. In mid-2018, it carried out 51 inspections and found infringements in 37 cases, which represented almost 73%. The inspections included tests of 35 samples of textile products. 22 of them didn’t meet the requirements of the European regulation. “The results of the inspections confirmed that products are often offered and sold to consumers with labelling and material composition being in the con...

80% of checked sellers violated law in Litomyšl

(Hradec Kralové, May 13, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Kralové Region and Pardubice Region carried out an extraordinary inspection focused on shops, public alimentation facilities, and fuels in the town of Litomyšl. The total of 19 inspections were carried out and traders violated law in 15 cases. Most often, retailers didn’t comply with the provisions of the Act on Consumer Protection - they didn’t inform them about the final valid price or with the specific prices for packaged food products. A total of 9 fuel sample...

Toy dangerous to kids and the environment

(Prague, May 9, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continuously monitors the offer and sale of products that may be unsafe for small children. This time, it found out that the battery powered piano “Animal World” is in the internal market and can be risky not only to the smallest consumers but also to the environment.

Almost half of sellers breached law at Flora Olomouc

(Ostrava, May 6, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection at the international flower exhibition Flora Olomouc. The CTIA carried out a total of 17 inspections and in 8 cases (i.e. 47%) found violations of the Act on Consumer Protection.

Ice-hockey Championships starts. Watch out for tickets purchased on Viagogo.com

(Prague, May 3, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority warns against the purchase of tickets for the ice-hockey championships on the Viagogo.com website. Over the past year, the CTIA registered more than 140 submissions from consumers who most often complained about the increase in the admission price during the online order process, the impossibility to cancel the transaction as well as invalid tickets, failure to reimburse the ticket price for a cancelled concert, etc.