Textile labelling – 3Q of 2015

(Continuous report of 3rd quarter of 2015)

(Prague, January 8, 2016) Inspections carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority in the 3rd quarter of 2015 proved again that sellers of textile products still have difficulties fulfilling obligations concerning marking of these products as determined by the Act on Consumer Protection and European Regulation on names of textile fibres. Flaws were detected in more than a half of 738 inspections. Inspectors imposed ban on sale of 1,625 pieces of products amounting to 357,157 CZK that were not marked in the required manner. During the 3rd quarter of 2015, in total 339 fines amounting to 2,102,500 CZK were lawfully imposed, including more than 25 % of cases relating to missing or incorrect labelling and marking of textile products. “Sellers who offer unlabelled or incorrectly labelled textile products probably don’t realize that besides violating legal obligations they risk consumers’ trust and possibly health, especially in case of small children sensitive to certain materials or allergic persons,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

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