Condom manufacturer Durex issues Canada-wide product recall

Dec 29 2018, 2:35 am

Condom manufacturing company Durex has issued a Canada-wide recall for some of its products due to what the company said is a failure to pass its “stringent shelf-life durability tests.”

According to the company, the affected products include specific batches of Durex Real Feel® Extra Lubricated 10ct condoms (UPC 0 67981 98715 7) and Durex Real Feel ® 20ct condoms (UPC 0 67981 97177 4).

Durex said none of its other products are affected by the recall.

“The safety of our consumers always comes first, and this is reflected in our rigorous quality standards,” the company said.

They noted that despite the recall, there is “no immediate safety concern for consumers” and only specific batches are affected.

“We are working closely with the Health Canada and have decided to recall affected batches,” they added.

Health Canada also issued a statement of its own on the recall, and said that “following observation of variable burst pressure performance of Polyisoprene Condoms manufactured during 2017, RB conducted an internal investigation and identified that a specific batch… is distributed in Canada is not expected to meet the registered burst pressure specification at end of shelf-life.”

As a cautionary measure, they continued, “RB Health (Canada) Inc. is initiating a consumer level recall.”

More information on the recall, as well as the company’s return policy for the affected products, is available on the Durex website.

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