Durex condoms recalled after concerns about failing ‘burst test’

Durex is pulling some of its condoms from store shelves after they failed to pass shelf-life tests.

The specific types of condoms in the recall issued Friday are Durex Real Feel Extra Lubricated 10ct condoms and Durex Real Feel 20ct condoms. The company says they failed burst pressure tests.

Where to check the item number to see if condoms are part of the recall. December 28, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Durex)

Where to check the item number to see if condoms are part of the recall. December 28, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Durex)

The company is asking consumers to check the batch numbers on either the box they came in or on the back wrapping of the individual condoms themselves. Durex’s parent company, RB Health (Canada) Inc., said the 10ct condoms in question will have the number 1000443254  while the 20ct ones will have 1000356816.

Health Canada also released a report concerning the same products on Friday.

The company advised there is no safety risk for those who use the condoms, but anyone wishing to get a refund can either return the condoms to the retailer they bought them from or contact Durex directly.

The company added none of their other products are affected.