Solid fuels

(Continuous report of 3rd quarter of 2015)

(Prague, November 27, 2015) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority started the inspection action focused on quality and sale of solid fuels in August when consumers increasingly buy supplies for the upcoming heating season. Till the end of September, inspectors carried out in total 31 inspections whose partial results proved flaws in more than 40% of the cases. Therefore inspections have continued in the 4th quarter of 2015 when consumers are most interested in purchase of solid fuels. Coal was sampled at distributors in order to have required quality parameters checked by an authorized laboratory. Violations of obligations determined by the Act on Consumer Protection were discovered within 11 inspections, namely 8 cases when seller didn’t deliver ordered fuel in correct weight and 3 sellers didn’t enable consumers to check correctness of these data. Inspectors imposed prohibition of further use on 3 measuring instruments without valid certification. Consumer wasn’t informed about prices of fuels in one case.

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