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New publication to help consumers choose the right electric wheelchair


On Friday 17 September, a new publication "Guide to the regulatory rules for electric wheelchairs" was launched, which aims to make it easier for consumers to make the right choice of electric wheelchair, but also to help manufacturers, importers and distributors to put these products on the market. The handbook was christened by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade and Transport Karel Havlicek and Chairman of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities of the Czech Republic Václav Krása.

The publication was produced in cooperation with the National Council of Persons with Disabilities of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Office for Technical Standardization, Metrology and State Testing, the Czech Trade Inspection, the State Institute for Drug Control and the Ministry of Transport.

The thirty-page material will help people with disabilities, but also, for example, seniors with the purchase of a suitable electric wheelchair, of which there is a large number on the market, but not all of them meet the necessary technical parameters, so it will become one of the tools in the fight against unfair practices of some traders. The next part of the guide is dedicated to manufacturers, importers and distributors.

The publication is unique in that it is the first manual of its kind in the Czech Republic that provides a comprehensive overview of regulatory standards and related interpretation from the perspective of consumer protection, public health insurance funding, or the use of electric wheelchairs on roads.

The guide will be distributed both in print and electronically and will be available for download on the websites of all collaborating organisations.

The publication can be downloaded here: Regulatory guide for electric trolleys

You can watch the launch of the publication on