Durex South Africa is investigating its condoms – after faulty batches were found with 'burst pressure' issues
- Durex South Africa is investigating its Real Feel condoms after batches were recalled in Europe and Singapore.
- The recalled condoms had "burst pressure" issues and did not pass "shelf durability tests."
- Durex said the compromised condom batches were not distributed in South Africa.
“There is no safety concern for consumers at the moment, and therefore no market action is required,” Reckitt Benckiser, the company which owns Durex, told Business Insider South Africa.
“We are working closely with the relevant regulatory authorities."
Thousands of Durex condoms have been recalled in other countries over concerns over their shelf-life.
“We recently found that a limited number of non-latex Real Feel condoms made earlier this year are not passing our stringent shelf-life durability tests,” the company said in a statement.
“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.”
As a precautionary measure, we are recalling a few specific batches of Durex Real Feel and Durex Latex Free condoms. No other Durex products are affected. For more information please visit https://t.co/e553ZeNL0R / https://t.co/jHuBDdCACv https://t.co/T2Dbgqiebo pic.twitter.com/iFZbTlWAN4— Durex UK (@durexuk) July 31, 2018
But Reckitt Benckiser said the compromised batches were not distributed in South Africa.
“Each country has a unique situation with regards to the specific batches they have sold,” Reckitt Benckiser said.
“There is no immediate safety concern for [South African] consumers and only a limited number of batches are affected.”
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