An extraordinary inspection of gel toys was carried out in the summer

(Prague, October 14, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Central Bohemian Region and the Capital of Prague has evaluated an extraordinary inspection which was carried out during the summer months. The inspectorate focused mainly on toys that are widely used by children in this period, namely products filled with gel. These products are sold as “slime” in the retail network.

Inspectors prohibited sale of more than 1,500 products at Zahrada Čech

(Ústí nad Labem, October 9, 2019) At the autumn fair Zahrada Čech in Litoměřice, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Ústí nad Labem and Liberec Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection aimed at the compliance with the relevant legislation. During the exhibition, they inspected 22 entities and found out that 6 of them breached legal regulations. Subsequently, they banned 1,516 products.

Alcohol was sold to juveniles in 90 cases in second quarter of 2019

(Prague, October 7, 2019) In the second quarter of 2019, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority continued its inspections of compliance with the prohibition to sell alcohol and tobacco to juveniles. During this period, it carried out 1,457 inspections and besides noncompliance with the provisions of the Act on Consumer Protection it detected 147 breaches of the Act on Health Protection from the Harmful Effects of Drugs.

9 of 17 electric toys models failed inspections

(Prague, October 4, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority took part in an international project aimed at inspection of electric toys safety. 15 European countries participated. Within the project, the CTIA took 17 toys models, including 9 that were assessed as noncompliant. The total results proved that in the EU market electric toys occur, failing the requirements of applicable legal regulations. Manufacturers don’t respect the requirements for the limit values of particular chemical elements used within the production of electric toys. ...

Discrimination in Prague centre

(Prague, September 25, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority lawfully imposed fines for discriminative conduct in the centre of Prague. At two workplaces, foreigners were charged higher amounts than Czech speaking consumers. In both cases, lawful fines amounting to CZK 60,000 were imposed.

Inspection results – mobile phones

(Prague, September 20, 2019) Last year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out 53 inspections aimed at mobile phones. Their assessment showed defects in 15 types, mostly relating to the absence of EU Declaration of Conformity (CE), instructions for use, safety information, identification of trader and other contact details.

Alcohol was sold to juveniles at Slavnosti královny Elišky

(Prague, September 19, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions carried out inspections at the traditional historical event Slavnosti královny Elišky. Inspectors focused on selling alcohol to juveniles. The total of six inspections were carried out and five vendors sold alcoholic beverages to juveniles.