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Durex Condoms Recalled Over Split Concerns

Condom makers, Durex have announced that they will recall some products from Ireland and the UK in fears that they are likely to split due to a fault.

Ten batches of its non-latex Real Feel and Latex Free condoms with expiry dates between December 2020 and February 2021 are not passing “stringent shelf-life tests”.

As a result, it is believed that they could burst if used towards the end of their expiration dates.

Durex have since issued an apology with the offer of a refund to it customers who purchased the affected items.

A statement on Durex’s website said: “Our condoms are intended to provide a method of contraception and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections 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.”

Affected customers have been urged to seek the advice of a pharmacist as soon a possible if they encountered a split with one of the condoms.

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