Vendors don’t pay due attention to marking of toys

(Partial report of 2nd quarter 2014)

(Prague, September 30, 2014) Results of inspections of toys in the 2nd quarter of 2014 proved that the same shortcomings repeat. In the market consumers can buy toys without CE marking or anonymous toys, i.e. without identification information about manufacturer or importer, without obligatory information and warnings, as well as toys that can endanger health or life of children due to various shortcomings or defects. Inspectors inspected not only breaches of obligations stipulated in legal regulations concerning placing products on the market and their distribution but also numerous violations of the Act on Consumer Protection. In the frame of inspection action prohibitions of sale of 1,343 pieces of toys amounting to 82,664 CZK and in total 174 fines totally amounting to 926,500 CZK were lawfully imposed during the monitored period. “The situation in the market with toys is not improving which is not satisfactory when we realize that children are the most vulnerable group of users. Therefore we will focus on investigations of commercial subjects that are responsible for importing toys from other EU Member States to the Czech Republic as well as importers from third countries,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the CTIA.

The complete press release is available in the attachment.


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