Toys – 2nd quarter of 2015

(Interim report of 2nd quarter of 2015)

(Prague, October 5, 2015) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority pays permanent attention to monitoring of toys distribution chain and inspection of toys within the Czech market using all available means to search for entities responsible for distribution of toys from other EU countries as well as non-EU countries. During the 2nd quarter of 2015, flaws were detected in almost two thirds of 310 inspections. Only one of 12 samples collected for safety inspection met the requirements. Inspectors imposed prohibition of use on 7,740 pieces of toys amounting to 220 thousand CZK and in total 149 fines amounting to 1.5 million CZK came into force during the evaluated period. “In the upcoming period I consider necessary to inspect importers of toys from third countries to a major extent because major part of noncompliant and dangerous toys origin in these countries. If importers and distributors of toys will keep violating obligations stipulated to them in the Act on Technical Requirements for Products, government orders, and technical regulations relating to toys safety, it will be necessary to use all legal measures to enforce compliance with legal regulations in the interest of protection of the safety and health of children, the youngest consumers,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the CTIA.

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