Substandard Fiesta condoms recalled by the government

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The Fiesta brand of condoms which have been recalled by the government for being substandard. PHOTO | COURTESY NAIROBI NEWS

The Health Ministry has recalled Fiesta Stamina and Fiesta Big Black condoms on grounds they are substandard.

In a letter dated November 20, 2018 , the Pharmacy and Poisons Board notified Cupid Limited, the product manufacturer, that test carried found the condoms faulty.

“The batch for Fiesta Stamina failed freedom from holes test while that for Fiesta Big Black failed thickness test,” read part of the letter.

FAKE CONDOMS

Subsequently, the company has been ordered to immediately institute a recall of the affected batch and in addition, submit a recall plan within two days of the receipt of the letter.

In February a local distribution company confirmed that fake condoms are in circulation, sparking health fears.

WARNING

Population Services Kenya, which distributes Trust condoms, confirmed suspicions that there were fake studded condoms in circulation.

The company said the authorities had begun investigations to establish how the counterfeit batch of condoms got into the country and ended up being sold.

The also company issued an alert warning Kenyans of the dangers of using the fakes, including getting pregnant and contracting sexually transmitted diseases.