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RECALL: Check Your Condoms! Durex Recalls Condoms Due to ‘Performance Issues’

Calling all condom users! Your plastic-wrapped pleasure domes could be letting you down. 

If you’re not keen on more kids, then here’s what you need to know about the recent Durex condom recall.

Countless couples swear by them. But Durex condoms are in some hot water after it was discovered certain condoms aren’t performing under pressure.

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Durex Condom slip-up

According to Durex, their Real Feel condoms do not meet the “rigorous” durability standards put in place. In rare instances, they could burst or split.

Both Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the makers of Durex and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued statements relating to Real Feel condoms, explaining,

“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 TGA adds that the condoms “failed subsequent pressure tests”.

Although there is no immediate danger, the concern is that the condoms may not last until their expiration date, meaning couples may face an unexpected surprise later on down the road.

Durex Condom Recall – Real Feel Condoms

Which condoms could let you down? The recall affects only one specific type – the non-latex Real Feel Condoms with batch number: 1000432443 (expiry Jan 2021).

The product was distributed to retailers from May 8, 2018 until June 25, 2018.

What should Durex condom customers do?

Apart from the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy (yikes!), the TGA advises that there are no immediate safety concerns for condom users. To arrange a refund, call RB’s customer service teams on 1800 803 608.

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And while you’re checking your condom stash, you might want to take another look at why new mums are keeping condoms in the freezer.


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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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