I haven’t mentally compiled a full ranking of these yet, but I reckon two of the top 10 things that you would want to immediately ditch in the event of a safety recall is probably a) a car and b) condoms. If you happen to be the lucky owner of one or more Durex ‘Real Feel‘ latex-free condoms, now is the perfect time to eye it or them with suspicion.
Following similar recalls in the UK yesterday, the company issued a recall for one batch of the product here in Australia. According to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the batch is being recalled because “testing has found this batch will likely not meet specifications at the end of its shelf-life in 2021“. In short: there’s a chance these condoms might split before they’ve expired, which is bad probably.
The batch number of the affected condoms is 1000432443, that number can be found on the bottom of the box or, on individual condoms, on the foil wrapper. If you have a vague suspicion that the condoms you keep stuffed in your bedside table might be Durex latex-free ones, probably give them a check, hey?
Side note: if you self-identify with this headline and are, in fact, storing a condom in your wallet currently, maybe reconsider that, because the friction has a tendency to make them deteriorate faster than they otherwise would.
(Congrats on the sex.)