Small air conditioning equipment containing F-gases not properly marked

(Final report of the project for 2014)

(Prague, January 30, 2015)
Surveillance project of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority was focused on inspection of equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases used as refrigerants. Inspectors checked whether small air condition units offered to consumers are marked in compliance with the Act on substances that deplete the ozone layer and on fluorinated greenhouse gases. They discovered that 25 of 86 inspected sellers offered the above mentioned products without required extent or form of marking pursuant to this law. All 25 findings were transferred to the Czech Environmental Inspectorate which would take further action within its scope. “Small air condition units are often offered with the possibility of modifications according to user’s requirements and with subsequent delivery to a place selected by the consumer. Therefore consumers should check whether these customized products are properly marked, namely with warnings about these products containing fluorinated greenhouse gases and with data provided in Czech on the label,” recommended Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the CTIA.

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