Toys inspections 2015

(Final report of the project – 2015)

(Praha, April 15, 2015) Throughout the year the Czech Trade inspection Authority monitored the offer and sale of toys intended for children from 3 to 14 years and its officers inspected whether toys are equipped with the required data and information in compliance with applicable legal and technical regulations, i.e. whether there are toys to endanger the health or safety of children in the consequence of their unsuitable mechanic and physical characteristics, bad construction, insufficient or incorrect warnings or absence of other information necessary to meet the elementary safety requirements. During 1,094 inspections flaws were detected in 713 cases (65.2%) and 590 fines amounting to more than CZK 6 million became effective. Prohibition of further sale was imposed on 20,648 pieces of toys in the price of CZK 1.2 million. “Inspectors detect especially the offer of toys without the CE marking, sale of anonymous toys with no data available, without obligatory safety warnings and description of possible risks or toys with information in foreign languages only. Only 5 of 18 toys sampled for the inspection of safety met the technical requirements. This is why it is necessary to keep inspecting the field of these products intended for a very vulnerable group of consumers,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

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