Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A big oops... (II)

In a previous post, I alerted my readers to a problem that the BBC reported. Well, this problem has reared its ugly head in the US. According to the Washington Post, Susan Levine reports that "Tens of thousands of condoms provided free by the District to curb HIV-AIDS have been returned to the health department because of complaints that their paper packaging is easily damaged and could render the condoms ineffective.
Demand at two distribution sites in Southeast set up by nonprofit groups plummeted more than 80 percent after the condoms...were introduced this year. More than 2,000 packets a week were scooped up in mid-March, but by late May, only 400 were being given away each week.

Volunteers concerned about why interest had dropped began asking people who had picked up the condoms. They were told about packets ripping in purses or bursting open in pockets. As a result, recipients said they had little confidence that the condoms would offer protection.
In addition, expiration dates on some of the Chinese-made condoms were illegible."

Looks like another recall for products made in China... No problem of lead paint here though...

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