(Final report of 2014)
(Prague, April 13, 2015) The assortment of textile and its marking is subject to continuous monitoring by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority because permanently detected defects most frequently concern insufficient information provided to consumers by sellers. In 2014, inspectors detected flaws in 52.7% of inspections focused on labelling of textile products. In total 884 fines amounting to 1.8 million CZK were imposed for incorrect, incomplete or deceitful information about material composition, price, use of particular products and their maintenance or risk rate related to incorrect use or maintenance of products as well as for breaches of other legal regulations. CTIA officers prohibited sale of 9,920 pieces of products amounting to 1.6 million that failed to comply with conditions for placing products on the market. “Lack of information or incorrect information can cause serious problems, including health problems, to consumers. For example absence of symbols and insufficient information about maintenance can devaluate the product during washing or disable correct clean up. Products with deceitful information about material composition can worsen health condition of consumers with skin conditions or they can provoke allergic reaction,” explains the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority Mojmír Bezecný why it is so important to mark textile products with correct information about material composition and the way of maintenance.
The complete press release is available in the attachment.
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2015-04-13-labelling-of-textile-2014.doc (, 99.00 KB)