Durex Extra Safe 12 Pack Condoms and Durex Fetherlite 12 Pack Condoms

Notice type: Recall

Date: 14/03/2005

 

Product name or type:
Durex Extra Safe 12 Pack Condoms and Durex Fetherlite 12 Pack Condoms


Reference:
SN2005(02)


Manufacturer Or Supplier:
Consumer Public


Serial Or Batch Number And Expiry Date:
Product Name:        Durex Extra Safe 12 Pack Condoms
Batch Number:        20602503
Expiry Date:            2007/11

Product Name:        Durex Fetherlite 12 Pack Condoms
Batch Number:        VR3073 U / VR3073 C / VR3073 E / VR3073 €
Expiry Date:            2008/02        


Target Audience:
Consumer Public


Problem Or Issue:
The two above specified batches of condoms bearing the Durex brand name are counterfeit products that do not meet the requirements of the European standard for condoms.


Background Information Or Related Documents:
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has become aware that there are two batches of counterfeit product that bear the Durex brand name on the Irish market.  All Irish pharmacies have been advised of the issue and a recall is underway.  Initial testing of the counterfeit product indicates that the product may not provide an effective barrier and therefore cannot be guaranteed to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases or work as an effective means of contraception.

Durex Extra Safe 12 Pack Condoms and Durex Fetherlite 12 Pack Condoms Document


Actions To Be Taken:

The IMB advises that you:

  • Check both the outer packet and the condom foil to see if the details given above are the  same as those outlined on the product in your possession.
  • If you have identified that you have product with the details above return any such affected product in your possession to your local pharmacy.
  • If you think you may have used the affected condoms and have any health concerns, please consult your General Practitioner for their advice.
  • Please be advised that this notice only applies to the 12 pack size of condoms specified above and not to any other pack size.


Further Information:
If you have any enquiries relating to the above you may contact the Medical Devices Department of the Health Products Regulatory Authority at:   

Medical Devices Department 
Health Products Regulatory Authority
Earlsfort Centre 
Earlsfort Terrace 
Dublin 2   

Telephone:    01-6764971 
Fax:              01-6344033 
Email:           medicaldevices@imb.ie

SN2005(02): Durex Extra Safe 12 Pack Condoms and Durex Fetherlite 12 Pack Condoms


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