Pyrotechnics in 2015

(Final report of the inspection project)

(Prague, February 29, 2015) During the second half of 2015, the Czech trade Inspection Authority inspected 216 selling points offering pyrotechnic articles and products. Inspectors detected flaws in more than a third of cases and prohibition was imposed on sale of 3,066 pieces of pyrotechnic products for about CZK 120,000 that failed conditions for being placed on the market. 25 fines amounting to CZK 92,000 were imposed for less serious flaws and other fines will be imposed within administrative proceedings. “Inspectors found out that besides obligations stipulated in the Act on Consumer Protection sellers violated also the law on pyrotechnics as well as the law on arms and ammunition. In contradiction with these laws sellers offered pyrotechnic products without any marking or without information about particular hazard categories. Products weren’t equipped with instructions for use in Czech and information about the age category for which sale of a certain type of pyrotechnic products was limited. Inspection results proved that some sellers of pyrotechnics don’t comply with applicable legislation and it is, hence, necessary to repeat the inspection project focused on the risky assortment in 2016,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

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