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Durex are recalling condoms over safety concerns


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Durex is recalling several of their condom batches due to worries they could split.


The condom company say they are concerned that their Real Feel and latex-free condoms may not be as effective when used close to their expiry date, as they have been failing their ‘stringent’ shelf-life tests.

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Ten batches with expiry dates between December 2020 and February 2021 have since been recalled.


In a statement, Durex said: “Our condoms are intended to provide a method of contraception and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 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.’


An ineffective condom is  not ideal and can lead to unwanted side effects. It’s always best to visit your GP or nearest sexual health clinic if a condom splits, to gain advice on emergency contraception and to get checked for STIs.  You should do this no later than 72 hours after having sex if a condom splits.

 The complete list of all  batches being recalled can be found on the Durex website.

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