Durex to recall some condoms in Britain, Ireland over burst concerns

Durex said only a limited number of batches of its Real Feel and Latex Free condoms were affected.
Durex said only a limited number of batches of its Real Feel and Latex Free condoms were affected.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Durex, owned by Reckitt Benckiser, has recalled some batches of its Real Feel and Latex Free condoms in Britain and Ireland due to concerns they may burst.

"Our tests have shown that some batches which are currently on the market in UK and Ireland do not pass the requirements for burst pressure towards the end of the shelf life for the product," Durex said in a statement.

Durex said only a limited number of batches were affected and that customers would be offered a full refund.

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

"There is a risk that the condom might tear or leak, reducing its protection from sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy."