CTIA inspected food dehydrators and detected defects in three cases

(Prague, January 10, 2020) Food dehydrators are a popular kitchen helper. However, the consumer should proceed carefully with their choice and purchase. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on the inspection of these popular products and carried out an inspection of 16 types of food dehydrators. It found deficiencies in cases of 3 products. 'The results of the food dryer inspection have confirmed that most of the inspected products are satisfactory. This is a positive information from the perspective of consumer protection," says the CT...

Presented characteristics of four insulation products failed the reality

(Prague, December 9, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority evaluated the inspections focused on thermal insulation products for the building industry. These were industrially produced mineral wool products and polystyrene foam products. In total, it inspected 57 products and found 36 deficiencies. Although most errors were of a formal nature, tests carried out by an accredited laboratory showed that some polystyrene insulations don’t meet the manufacturer's declared characteristics.

Be careful when buying Christmas chains

(Praha, December 6, 2019) As part of an international project, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out inspections focused on the safety of electric lighting chains purchased in e-shops. It checked the total of 3 types of products and found deficiencies in 2 types.

Inspections showed violations of law in 50% of cases in Hlinsko

(Hradec Králové, December 4, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection focused on consumer protection. In t carried out in total 19 inspections in retail shops and restaurants, detecting violations of law in 11 cases. “The CTIA imposed 7 on-the-spot fines amounting to CZK 7,000 for breaches of law and in 4 cases administrative proceedings will be launched with the inspected person. Officers also took 40 items of counterfeits of the trademarks BURBERRY and APPLE...

CTIA found infringements in almost 80% of inspected e-shops

(Prague, November 15, 2019) One of the regular national inspections carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority is the inspection of e-shops. “Inspection results of the third quarter of 2019 proved that consumer legislation, i.e. consumer rights, is still breached in the area of e-commerce,” said the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority Mojmír Bezecný. Electronic trade via auction and discount portals has become a trend. Violations of law were detected in 146 of the total of 185 inspections, i.e. 78.92% of cases. ...

One oil sample failed in October

(Prague, November 26, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continued in fuel quality inspections. In October, it took 248 fuel samples, including 1 diesel fuel sample which failed the required parameters.

Alcohol was sold to juveniles in Brno

(Brno, November 25, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Moravian Region carried out an extraordinary inspection of restaurants and premises opened in evenings and at nights in Brno. The focus was on the sale of alcohol to juveniles. Alcoholic beverages were sold to juveniles in 7 of 9 inspected workplaces.