Counterfeit condoms with holes recalled by Groupon Australia.
Groupon Australia is recalling condoms that it had offered on its website after it was discovered that the condoms were counterfeit and may have had holes in them.
The counterfeit condoms were advertised as Durex brand and sold through the Groupon website between March 12, 2015 and April 10, 2015.
“It has been identified that the condoms sold are counterfeit goods and may have defects such as holes in the latex. Defects may result in the condoms failing to prevent pregnancy and protect users against sexually transmitted infections,” said a notice posted by the Australian Government Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration on its website.
Groupon Australia is contacting customers who bought the condoms.
“Counterfeiting is a problem for all major condom brands and consumers should be alert for potential fakes. Signs that might indicate a potential counterfeit products include suspiciously low prices, poor quality of printing on the packaging and whether information on the foil packaging of individual condoms match that on the box,” said the TGA in the notice on its website.