Most work gloves failed within CTIA inspections

(Prague, April 16, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority repeatedly carries out inspections of protective work gloves, which are in great demand for their universal use. In 2020, it inspected 32 types of protective gloves and detected infringements in 25 types of gloves (78%).

CTIA prohibited a dangerous charger

(Prague, April 15, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority identified electrical equipment on the domestic market which may pose a risk to consumers. This is the product Pool INTEX Prism Frame + adapter SKROSS 13A/250V BS1363-2. Part of the filtration supply cable is a plug that cannot be connected to an electrical outlet used in the Czech Republic.

CTIA warns against the charger SWISSTEN CLT304 – high risk of injury from electric current

(Prague, April 9, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found a dangerous USB charger in the market of the Czech Republic, which can pose a high risk of electric shock to consumers. It is the product of the SWISSTEN CLT304 USB charger. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority imposed a ban on the supply of the product to the market and the immediate withdrawal of the product from the market.

CTIA inspected interchange fees within card payments

(Prague, April 7, 2021) Last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on compliance with Regulation (EU) 2015/751 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions. In total, it carried out 91 inspections and did not detect any infringements of this Regulation.

Four fuel samples failed in February

(Prague, April 6, 2021) In February, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected the quality of fuel. It took 216 samples, including 4 samples that did not meet the quality requirements laid down. For violation of the relevant legislation, the CTIA imposed a ban on the sale of 10,024 l of fuel in the value of CZK 269,645.60.

In 2020, CTIA proved frequent sale of alcohol and tobacco to juveniles

(Prague, 22 March, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority evaluated inspections of compliance with legal regulations within the sale of alcohol and tobacco. During 2020, it carried out a total of 5,382 inspections and found violations in almost 44%. "Frequent breaches of the ban on the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 18, which were detected in 171 of 237 inspections with figurants, can be considered particularly serious. It is therefore clear that it is not a problem for persons under the age of 18 to purc...

CTIA response to current talks on respirators

(Prague, 14 March, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority responds to various claims about respirators in the media, which can be confusing for consumers. The dramatic reports on the N95 and KN95 respirators, which are spreading in the context of a competitive struggle, are ultimately not only confusing for consumers, but also give the impression that these products are practically ineffective. A functional respirator with filtration of 94% or higher is useful for consumers and performs its purpose when properly deployed.

CTIA: 10 cases of discrimination detected in 2020

(Prague, March 12, 2021) During the last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected whether there were any forms of discrimination against consumers on the part of traders. A total of 658 inspections were carried out and there were suspicions of consumer discrimination in 10 cases.

CTIA prohibited a dangerous hoverboard

(Prague, 8 March 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found that in the market in the Czech Republic there is machinery, which can pose a serious risk to consumers. This is the product Hoverboard/Kolonožka STANDARD E1.