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22 October 2007

More defective condoms recalled

The Department of Health is recalling a second consignment of defective condoms, this time from Kohrs Medical, according to Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

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The Department of Health is recalling a second consignment of defective condoms, this time from Kohrs Medical, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said in Pretoria on Monday.

"At least five batches belonging to Kohrs Medical were sampled, and failed an air burst test. Based on this, the department is recalling the product supplied by Kohrs," Tshabalala-Msimang said.

This is the second recall of condoms within two months following the last recall of condoms produced by Zalatex - after it was found that an official from the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) was bribed to approve condoms that did not meet standards.

Tshabalala-Msimang said there was no information which suggested collusion between Kohrs and any officials at the SABS.

Kohrs medical has so far supplied the department with five million condoms. One million of these are already under quarantine and the other four million are in distribution.

"The department is appealing for the public to return any condoms with the code 6809/MED/," she said. – (Sapa)

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