CTIA prohibited a dangerous children’s tracksuit

(Prague, 18 January 2021) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority has identified a product in the market of the Czech Republic that can be dangerous for children. It is a children's tracksuit by Yvon Fashion, which does not meet the safety requirement for children's clothing. If, within the ordinary use of this product, cords are tightened in the area of the child's throat, the child may be strangled.

Violation of the prohibition on the sale of alcohol to minors is not in decline

(Prague, 4 January 2021) In the third quarter of 2020, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected the compliance with legal regulations relating to the sale of alcohol and tobacco. A total of 1,931 inspections were carried out as part of the CTIA control action. Of these, the CTIA found breaches of the Act on Health Protection from the Harmful Effects of Drugs in 173 cases where approximately 80% of the cases concerned violations of the prohibition to sell alcohol to juveniles.

2020: Some vendors breached Act on Explosive Precursors

(Prague, 8 January 2021) During 2020, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected the compliance with the Act No. 259/2014 Coll., on Explosives Precursors, which regulates the obligations of traders within the offer and sale of these products. In 2020, it carried out a total of 88 inspections and found violations of the relevant law in 8 cases.

Prohibition on retail sales doesn’t apply on January 1, but we cannot count on purchases on New Year’s Day

(Prague, January 1, 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority responds to numerous questions from consumers, entrepreneurs and journalists, and explains that the Act on Retail and Wholesale opening hours will not apply again tomorrow, i.e. on January 1, 2021. However, it is still necessary to think about the current measures of the Government of the Czech Republic and to count on consumers will not on New Year's Day.

Today pyrotechnic articles were sold at SAPA and chain store despite the ban

(Prague, December 30, 2020) Today, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority, in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic, carried out an inspection of establishments located on the premises of the Prague SAPA market. Pyrotechnics were sold on the spot, which is contrary to the current measure of the Government of the Czech Republic. A violation in the surveillance competence of the CTIA was also detected.

Ban on retail sales doesn’t apply at Christmas

(Prague, December 23, 2020) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority responds to numerous questions from entrepreneurs and journalists, and confirms that the Act on Retail and Wholesale opening hours will not apply again during the Christmas time. However, it is still necessary to think about the current measures of the Government of the Czech Republic.

We already know 1,000 risky websites you’d better avoid

(Prague, 22 December 2020) For the fifth year running, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority was leading a list of risky sites, which are usually anonymous or even fraudulent, and it is better to avoid them. This year before Christmas, this number of pages that we warn against already exceeded the magic number of 1,000. "The Czech Trade Inspection Authority does not have the legal power to directly block risky or fraudulent websites, but it can fine operators for violations of laws within the surveillance scope of the CTIA. Operators of these ri...

Counterfeits in large quantities at the market in Vyšší Brod even in times of emergency

(Prague, December 21, 2020) On December 16, 2020, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Bohemian Region and the Vysočina Region, in cooperation with the Alien Police, carried out an extraordinary inspection action at the marketplace in Vyšší Brod. It focused on the offer, sale and storage of products infringing certain intellectual property rights, i.e. counterfeits. Inspectors took the total of 1,976 items of products in the total value of CZK 8,469,370. There was a suspicion of storing and selling illegal imitations. Two stands we...