CTIA orders a kettle to be recalled from the market, risk of electric shock

(Prague, 10 September 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has found that there is dangerous electrical equipment In the domestic market. It is the Activer kettle type 14018051/A16211. During use, accidental switching on of an empty kettle with non-functioning thermal protection may melt the plastic cover of the lower part of the kettle and its base, so the live parts of the product with dangerous voltages of 230 V would expose. The CTIA has ordered the product to be withdrawn from the market.

Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority has asked to be relieved of his duties

(Prague, 7 September 2021) The Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority, Mojmír Bezecný, has asked the Minister of Industry and Trade, Karel Havlíček, to be relieved of his duties. He did so in the past few days in accordance with the Civil Service Act. "This decision was made mainly for private and family reasons. It is a personal decision," says the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Mojmír Bezecný.

Energy intermediaries keep using unfair practices

(Prague, 3 September 2021) In the second quarter of this year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected compliance with legal regulations in the offer and provision of services related to the conclusion of energy supply contracts. It completed two inspections during this period and found that in one case the trader had misled the consumer and provided false information, which may lead the consumer to make a decision that they would not have made otherwise.

CTIA took counterfeits for nearly CZK 24 million in Hatě

(Brno, 27 August 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Moravian and Zlín Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection action at the Hatě marketplace. It took 4,660 items of counterfeit goods worth almost CZK 24 million. "Goods infringing intellectual property rights were found and seized at 31 locations. Within the inspection action, the powers of the Czech Trade Inspectorate were used and 2 passenger cars and 3 entrances of non-residential premises and 4 stalls were opened," says Karel Havlíček, Director of the CTIA Inspec...

Vendor is not obliged to serve a customer with no respirator on

(Prague, August 19, 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has recently been receiving increasingly frequent inquiries about alleged discrimination against consumers who are not allowed to enter the premises without a respirator on. The obligation to wear a respirator (or similar equipment) indoors is currently provided for by an emergency measure of the Ministry of Health and a retailer is certainly not committing discrimination if they don't allow a customer to enter the premises without a respirator (or similar equipment).

CTIA banned a dangerous candle-shaped light chain

(Prague, 12 August 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has detected a dangerous Christmas light chain in the shape of a candle in the domestic market. If the user touches a live part of the product that is under voltage, the user can be seriously injured, or even killed by the electric current.

CTIA bans dangerous reindeer-shaped light chain

(Prague, 10 August 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has detected a dangerous reindeer-shaped Christmas light chain in the domestic market. If the user touches a live part of the product that is under voltage, they can be seriously injured or even killed by the electric current.