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.

Violations of law found in 59% of bazaars and pawnshops

(Prague, November 19, 2019) Bazaars and pawnshops are a frequent target to consumers who want to buy or sell used goods for various reasons. In the period from April 15, 2019, to September 30, 2019, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out an inspection aimed at fulfilling the obligations arising to operators of bazaars, pawnshops, antiques and auction houses pursuant to the Act No. 634/1992 Coll. on Consumer Protection, Act No. 253/2008 Coll., on Selected Measures against Legitimisation of Proceeds of Crime and Financing of Terrorism, ...

All Souls‘ Day with fines in North Moravia

(Ostrava, November 18, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions evaluated the inspections of the sale of All Soul’s Day goods. During this period it carried out 69 inspections and found deficiencies in more than a half of the inspected traders. “The total of 37 on-the-spot fines amounting to CZK 43,600 were imposed for the deficiencies found. In 4 cases, the identified deficiencies resulted in initiating administrative proceedings. Furthermore, in 15 cases the inspectors banned the sale of 266 item...

Do network-connected products meet technical requirements?

(Prague, November 14, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority participated in an international project focused on home equipment that can be connected to the Internet. These are products that can be controlled by the consumer over the network via a smartphone, tablet or computer. Within the European Union, this was a pilot project aimed at verifying whether these devices are currently in the market and whether the products supplied to the Czech Republic meet the relevant technical requirements. Within this international project, the CTIA ins...