MIT and CTIA: Offers of energy auctions – a new trick of „junks“

(Prague, May 22, 2018) In recent months, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority has recorded an increased number of submissions regarding energy auctions and similar contracts, based on which a more favourable supplier of electricity or gas should be found. Consumers complain about contractual penalties after they signed an agreement concluded with such an "energy intermediary" and then refused to accept the newly selected energy supplier or wanted to withdraw from the contract.

Alcohol sold to youth also on May 1

(České Budějovice, May 16, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Bohemian and Vysočina Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection focused on compliance with the prohibition to sell alcoholic beverages to minors. Alcohol was served to persons under 18 years, so law was breached, within all 3 inspections.

Extraordinary inspection in Jaroměř – 60% vendors breached law

(Hradec Králové, May 15, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection aiming at shops, services, restaurants, and filling stations in the area of the town of Jaroměř, East Bohemia. It found breaches of law in 13 of 22 inspections. The Act on Consumer Protection was breached most frequently.

Inspections with figurants proved sale of alcohol to minors in 2017

(Prague, May 11, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority evaluated inspections carried out in the area of alcohol sale in 2017. A fundamental change for inspections on the sale of alcohol was that the new Act on the Protection of Health from the Harmful Effects of Drugs, became effective, allowing the Czech Trade Inspection Authority to carry out inspections with the use of juvenile figurants. In 114 cases, 185 law enforcement agencies failed to comply with this law, and sold alcohol to a person under 18 years. However, in the course of 2017...

Every other inspected funeral services provider breached law

(Prague, May 4, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected compliance with legal regulations governing funeral services. During 3 months, 115 workplaces were inspected and breaches of the Act on Consumer Protection were detected in almost 50% of cases. „Situation in the field of funeral services didn’t improve when compared with 2016. Still every other inspected workplace didn’t comply with applicable legislation. Sellers most frequently didn’t inform consumers about prices of products or services in compliance with pricing regulation...

100 % sellers breached law at Šenovská burza in Ostrava

(Ostrava, April 24, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions in cooperation with the Customs Office of the Moravian-Silesian Region carried out an inspection focused among others on compliance with law on intellectual property rights. Inspections were carried out in 15 workplaces and shortcomings were detected in all cases.

Consumers still discriminated

(Prague, April 20, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continuously monitors whether traders use any form of discrimination against consumers. In 2017, CTIA conducted 721 inspections in this area and found suspicion of any form of this undesirable behaviour in 7 cases. "The results of the inspections carried out in 2017 show that consumer discrimination in the Czech market still occurs. Compared to 2016, the ratio of detected cases reduced to a minimum of only 0.35%. However, discrimination will also be addressed in 2018, "says Director ...

Girls’ swimsuit failed safety requirements

(Praha, April 18, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected that in the Czech market a girls’ swimsuit is offered although it fails safety requirements for children’s clothing. There are two models of two-part bikinis “Sonia” and “SI-SI”.