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Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland

Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland

As for Durex Real Feel 12-Pack: the Sku number is 3014277 - Batch numbers 1000419930 January 2021, 1000444367 February 2021 and 1000416206 December 2020.

As a result, they could burst if used towards the end of their expiry dates.

You will find the batch number on the bottom of the pack and on the foil wrapping of individual condoms.

The affected batch numbers are as follows: Durex Latex Free 12-Pack -Sku number 3014272: Batch numbers 1000444367 - expiry February 2021 and 1000433145 expiry January - 2021.

Customers should refer to the warning label on the side of the products, which says people should seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist no later than 72 hours after a condom leaks or bursts.

Those who find themselves in possession of the affected condoms are being told to "immediately discontinue the use of the affected product" and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

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'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'.

There is a full list on the company's website.

However, they can split, which means a woman could become pregnant or sexually transmitted infections could pass between partners.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said in a statement, "Anyone using affected batches is advised to stop use over concerns they do not meet safety standards".

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) issued a recall announcement after being alerted by Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of Durex condoms.


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