Thursday, 21 December 2006

Customs grab fake condoms

Any of you lads who are intending to PARTY over the holiday period - take heed!

More than 50,000 fake condoms were seized from a UK port on Wednesday, HM Customs and Excise said.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned consumers to watch out for counterfeit Durex condoms which have already slipped through the net.

Officials were tonight going through the stash which was uncovered on a container ship at Felixstowe port.

The exact number and origin of the counterfeits is not yet known, HM Customs and Excise said. An MHRA spokeswoman said some fake Durex condoms had been found on sale in Essex.

The fakes were in the Durex Fetherlite, Gossamer and Performa varieties.

Durex is warning customers that the three types of condom with batch numbers 21405074 or TGL4142 on the packaging could be fakes.

It is advising customers not to use the condoms and to contact its care line for further advice.