Manufacturers of Sure lubricated condoms have sparked panic across the country after recalling batches of its condoms over concerns about the quality of the products.
Thailand-based manufacturer Innolatex, through its distributor -Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa)- declared the Sure brand of lubricated condoms as unsafe.
In a letter to stakeholders, Kemsa quality assurance manager Dr John Aduda asked those concerned to assist Lifeline laboratories with the recall of the products since they were supplied through Kemsa.
“Lifeline Laboratories is recalling the product due to quality issues. Please accord Lifeline Laboratories the necessary operation in order to successfully conclude the process,” he said.
Kemsa went on to list the affected batch of condoms, categorized by their unique serial numbers.
“Affected condoms have batch numbers 17DN754 and 17DN052 and are set to expire between December 2021 and December 2022.”
Consumers have been advised to check the brand and the date at the bottom of the outer packing and the foil wrapping to see if they are in possession of these potentially defective condoms.
Apparently, a leakage test done on condoms during the manufacturing process and by independent laboratories was inconclusive.