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Supermarket giant Tesco has issued a product recall notice for a selection of Durex condoms after they failed a ‘burst test’.

Posting signs in their shop windows, the store has urged customers to check their Durex Real Feel and Durex Latex Free contraception.

Customers are urged to check the batch number on the bottom of the pack and on the foil wrapping of individual condoms. 

Shoppers who have one of the recalled batches can return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund.   

Supermarket giant Tesco has issued a product recall notice for certain Durex Real Feel and Durex Latex Free condoms after some of them failed a ‘burst test’

The items affected are: Durex Real Feel 12 pack, batch code 1000444370 expiry date Feb 2021;  and Durex Latex Free 18 pack, batch code 1000430479, expiry date Jan 2021. 

A statement on Durex’s website said: ‘Our condoms are intended to provide a method of contraception and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections through a non-latex barrier that offers a benefit to consumers sensitive to latex.

‘Only for the batches of condoms affected by this issue, there could be an increase in the number of condoms that burst during application or use.’

The company has advised customers to seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours if a condom splits. 

However the company said there were no immediate safety concerns. 

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