Baby boom in May? Condoms in Redbridge recalled after risk of tear or leak

PUBLISHED: 12:17 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:19 14 August 2018

The recalled batches of this non-latex range account for 1.6% of the UK Durex condoms. Picture: RB

The recalled batches of this non-latex range account for 1.6% of the UK Durex condoms. Picture: RB

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There could be a baby boom in Redbridge after a condom product is being recalled.

Batch codes that need to be returned. Picture: RBBatch codes that need to be returned. Picture: RB

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) who make Durex condoms said a batch did not pass the required safety standards and there is a risk that some condoms might tear or leak, reducing its protection from sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. The items affected include Durex Real Feel 6 pack, Durex Real Feel 12 pack, Durex real feel 18 pack and Durex Latex Free 12 pack.

A spokesman for RB said the safety of our consumers always comes first, and this is reflected in our rigorous quality standards.

“We recently found that a limited number of non-latex Real Feel and Latex Free condoms made earlier this year are not passing our stringent shelf-life durability tests.

“The expiry date of the affected batches is between Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021.

“There is no immediate safety concern for consumers and only a limited number of batches are affected.

“Working closely with the relevant regulatory authorities, we have decided to recall these specific batches. No other Durex products are affected.”

Batch numbers and expiry dates are shown on the bottom of the pack and on the foil wrapping of individual condoms.

“As a primary option, we ask consumers to return all unused non-latex Durex Real Feel and Latex Free condoms with the batch numbers to the store where they bought them for a full refund.

“In case this is not possible, we ask consumers to return their products to Freepost RTGJ-JCGE-EYAC, RB consumer relations, PO Box 4644 SLOUGH SL1 0YB.”

A supermarket in the borough sold one of the products affected which was a 12 pack of Durex Real Feel, with a batch code 1000444370/Feb2021.

A sign spotted in the store urged customers to bring back their condoms with the affected batch code.

“We sold one of the products being recalled,” it read.

“We are asking any customer who purchased the above product to check the batch code and if it matches the code above not to use the product and to return it to their nearest store where a full refund will be given.”

For more information on returns visit email, or call 0333 2005 345

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