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Condoms worth Sh10mn destroyed after failing to meet quality standards

The condoms destroyed were in two batches of Fiesta Stamina and Fiesta big black condoms which failed to comply with tests of freedom from holes and specification for thickness test, respectively/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 – Fiesta brand of condoms valued at Sh10 million have been destroyed for failing to meet quality standards.

The condoms destroyed were in two batches of Fiesta Stamina and Fiesta big black condoms which failed to comply with tests of freedom from holes and specification for thickness test, respectively.

The exercise undertaken by Deep Kumar Tyagi Healthcare International Limited was overseen by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

In a statement, the board has cautioned members of the public and health workers including establishments like chemists and pharmacies to be vigilant and report any suspected poor-quality medicines and suspected drug reactions.

“The Board has the sole responsibility to protect the health of the public by regulating the profession of pharmacy and ensuring quality, safety and efficacy of medical products and health technologies,” reads the statement.

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