The Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya has ordered for the removal of Fiesta Condoms from the market for having larger holes than expected. This is after Fiesta’s two brands, Stamina and Big Black condoms, failed the board’s ‘hole test’.
“The Pharmacy and Poisons Board carried out a post marketing surveillance activity and the batch for Fiesta Stamina failed freedom from holes test, while that for Fiesta Black failed Thickness test,” reads, in part, a letter sent to Surgipharm Limited Company’s pharmacist. The Pharmacy Board has now ordered the parent company, that manufactures the condoms, to recall the affected condoms from the market with immediate effect.
Stamina and Big Black condoms are male worn condoms. Using such condoms exposes the users to a higher risk of contraction of Sexually Transmitted infections, STIs.
In July this year, 2018, a Kenyan man went to court to seek for damages from the Kenya Revenue Authority, KRA, and pharmaceutical company Beta Healthcare after alleging that he contracted a sexually transmitted infection by using substandard condoms.The unnamed man said the three failed to protect consumers by branding Zoom Condoms with the quality mark of assurance. The man alleged that the condom burst when he was using it exposing him to contraction of the STI.