Textile products are sold without marking and prices

(Partial report of 3rd quarter of 2014)

(Prague, December 23, 2014) During inspections of textile products in the 3rd quarter of 2014 CTIA inspectors detected a number of shortcomings concerning breaches of obligations stipulated in the Act on Consumer Protection as well as directly applicable European Regulation that lays down conditions for textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of such assortment. Defects detected in more than a half of 477 inspected work placed and sale points suggest that sellers don’t pay sufficient attention to labelling and marking of textile goods as well as other information obligations, e.g. concerning prices. Numerous defects were detected within inspection purchases, especially concerning fairness of selling and issuing bills of purchase on consumer’s request. Labelling and marking of textile products will still be inspected. “Consumers should always check whether textile products are equipped with information about fibre composition. It will make care for garments easier and help avoid risk of incorrect maintenance,” recommends Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

 

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