(Final report of 2015)
(Prague, April 8, 2016) During the annual inspection action of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused especially on sale of textile and textile products, violations of generally binding legal regulations were discovered within 1,893 of 3,607 inspections, i.e. in 52.5% of cases. Inspected persons most frequently breached obligations stipulated in the Act on Consumer Protection. Besides failure to inform consumers with prices the cases concerned incomplete or missing textile labelling and marking with material composition, information about maintenance and other obligatory information. Most frequent were infringements of fairness of sale, failure to issue bill of purchase as well as defects related with provision of information about seller’s liability for defects of products. “In 2015, about 1,660 fines amounting to almost 10 million CZK were imposed for administrative delicts proven during inspections of textile labelling. Inspectors also imposed prohibition of sale in 708 cases of goods that failed conditions for being placed on the market. More than 6 thousand pieces of goods amounting to 1.5 million CZK were in subjects to the prohibition. Results of inspection action proved that there still are commercial entities that still have difficulties complying with requirements of generally binding legal regulations. It is very negative signal that deceiving consumers begins already at some manufacturers who label products, but they fail the declared material composition,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.
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