Inspections of e-shops during first wave of pandemics

(Prague, September 18, 2020) During the pandemic period, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority responded to some of the restrictions adopted in connection with the occurrence of the coronavirus, when the marketplaces and ordinary shops were closed for most of the second quarter of 2020. This resulted in a change of purchasing habits of Czech consumers and thus an increase in the volume of online trading. During this period, CTIA carried out 15 percent more e-commerce inspections than in the 1st quarter of 2020. In total, it carried out 193 inspe...

A petrol sample failed in July

(Prague, September 1, 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continued to inspect the fuels quality in July. 1 of 284 taken samples did not comply with the quality requirements. It was an automotive petrol sample.

More than half of inspected sellers sold alcohol to juveniles

(Hradec Králové, August 26, 2020) The CTIA Inspectorate of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection activity aimed at the prohibition on the sale of alcohol to juveniles during the summer touristic season. It carried out 39 inspections in the Eastern Giant Mountains and found out that in 24 cases, alcoholic beverages were sold to persons under the age of 18.

Inspections of sale of alcohol and tobacco

(Prague, August 25, 2020) In the second quarter of 2020, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority continued with inspections on compliance with the laws in the supply, sale and storage of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. It carried out 957 inspections during this period and found infringements in 294 cases.

Submersible pumps must meet both technical and safety standards

(Prague, 24 August 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority evaluated inspections of submersible pumps intended for households, gardens and for pumping polluted water from excavations, pits, muddy ponds for demanding conditions in the construction industry. In the past year, it inspected 27 types of these products and found deficiencies in 13 of them. "The inspection activity on submersible sump pumps fulfilled its purpose. Inspectors focused not only on the marking and technical documentation supplied with the product, which is important for...

CTIA saw 3 cases of discrimination in second quarter of 2020

(Prague, August 20, 2020) In the second quarter of 2020, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out an inspection activity aimed at consumer discrimination. In total, it carried out 134 inspections and found suspected forms of this undesirable conduct in 3 cases. "In the second quarter of 2020, in connection with the occurrence of COVID-19, there was a slight decrease in the number of inspections carried out compared to the first quarter. Nevertheless, in the period evaluated, there was a reasonable suspicion of one form of discriminatory...

CTIA inspected gas cartridges for camping and lights

(Prague, 19 August 2020) In the area of technical inspection, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on transportable pressure equipment – disposable gas cartridges. These are frequently used refills for portable camping cookers and lights, for example. As part of this action, inspectors inspected 12 product types. In 7 types, they found deficiencies that were formal in nature and didn‘t compromise user safety.

Inspections in south Bohemia showed the sale of alcohol to juveniles

(České Budějovice, 17 August 2020) Based on a consumer submission, the Inspectorate of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Bohemian and Vysočina Regions carried out a special inspection aimed at the sale of alcoholic beverages to juveniles. 3 inspections were carried out involving juvenile figurants in food stores in the Prachatice district. Violations of the prohibition to sell alcoholic beverages to juveniles were found during all three inspections, when flavoured alcoholic beverages were sold to the figurants.