Durex recalls condoms over fears they could burst

By Mirror | Wednesday, Aug 8th 2018 at 13:00
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 Durex has recalled some batches of its condoms over fears they could split.

The company said certain products sold in the UK and Ireland were failing to pass its "stringent" shelf-life tests.

Specifically, quantities of the Real Feel and latex-free types may become unsafe to use as they approach their expiry date.

Ten batches with expiry dates between December 2020 and February 2021 have been recalled.

Durex said: "Our condoms are intended to provide a method of contraception and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through a non-latex barrier that offers a benefit to consumers sensitive to latex.

"Only for the batches of condoms affected by this issue, there could be an increase in the number of condoms that burst during application or use."

It referred customers to the product's warning label advising them to seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours if a condom leaks or bursts during use.

It added there was no immediate safety concern but it had decided to recall the products after consulting with the relevant regulatory authorities.

A full list of the batches under recall can be found on the Durex website here and below.

Durex Real Feel 6 Pack, Batch Number 1000438054, Expiry Date Jan-2021

Durex Real Feel 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000444370, Expiry Date Feb-2021

Durex Real Feel 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000474804, Expiry Date Feb-2021

Durex Latex Free 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000444367, Expiry Date Feb-2021

Durex Latex Free 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000433145, Expiry Date Jan-2021

Durex Real Feel 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000419930, Expiry Date Jan-2021

Durex Real Feel 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000444367, Expiry Date Feb-2021

Durex Real Feel 12 Pack, Batch Number 1000416206, Expiry Date Dec-2020

Durex Real Feel 18 Pack, Batch Number 1000434066, Expiry Date Jan-2021

Durex Real Feel 18 Pack, Batch Number 1000430479, Expiry Date Jan-2021

 

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