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Pharmacies told to 'immediately remove' batches of Durex condoms

MHRA: Pharmacy teams should return all affected stock to their wholesaler
MHRA: Pharmacy teams should return all affected stock to their wholesaler

Pharmacy teams have been advised to “immediately remove” batches of Durex condoms from store shelves due to a risk of tear or leakage.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced the recall yesterday (July 30) for 10 batches of Durex Real Feel condoms and Durex Latex Free condoms due to a “risk that the condom might tear or leak, reducing its protection from sexually-transmitted diseases and pregnancy”.

Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser said its safety tests had shown that a “limited number” of condoms “do not pass the requirements for burst pressure towards the end of [their] shelf life”, which means “there could be an increase in the number of condoms that burst during application or use”.

The affected batches each have expiry dates between December 2020 and February 2021, Reckitt Benckiser added.

The MHRA advised pharmacists to “immediately remove all product from store shelves and return all stock to their wholesaler”.

“The manufacturer will contact wholesalers to organise collection of all stock,” it added.

Patients have been advised to return the affected products to the store they purchased from for a full refund.

For further information on the affected batches and advice to give to patients, see the frequently asked questions on the Durex website.

Affected batches
Description
Stock keeping unit code
Batch number
Expiry date
Durex Latex Free 12 pack
3014272
1000444367
February 2021
Durex Latex Free 12 pack
3014272
1000433145
January 2021
Durex Real Feel 6 pack
3040039
1000438054
January 2021
Durex Real Feel 12 pack
3014278
1000444370
February 2021
Durex Real Feel 12 pack
3014277
1000419930
January 2021
Durex Real Feel 12 pack
3014277
1000444367
February 2021
Durex Real Feel 12 pack
3014277
1000416206
December 2020
Durex Real Feel 12 pack
3014277
1000474804
February 2021
Durex Real Feel 18 pack
3030444
1000434066
January 2021
Durex Real Feel 18 pack
3030444
1000430479
January 2021
Durex Real Feel 18 pack (RF tag)
3030445
1000430479
January 2021
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