Sure brand condoms have been recalled from the market.
Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) which have been distributing free Sure condoms in Kenya has recalled the products after its manufacturer raised quality concerns.
Kemsa has thus, written a letter to all concerned agencies to facilitate smooth withdrawal of the condoms from the market.
In a letter dated 12/09/2019, Dr John Aduda, who is Kemsa's assurance manager, said that it was due to quality concerns that the condom manufacturer, Innolatex Limited -Thailand, had recalled them.
"Lifeline Laboratories is recalling the product due to quality issues,” said Dr Aduda as quoted by Nation.
However, not all Sure condoms will be recalled, only those with batch numbers 17DN754 and 17DN052 are affected. Their validity or rather expiry date indicated on them is between December 2021 and December 2022.
Users are therefore asked to check their Sure condoms and if indicated batch number and expiry dates match those indicated above, avoid using them.
Government has been supplying Sure condoms all over the country in its fight against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as unwanted pregnancies.
Poor quality condoms cannot serve the intended purpose thus a need to go quality and effectively use it.