Buyer Beware: Fake condoms flood the market


Buyer Beware: Fake condoms flood the market
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In Summary

  • Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) has officially kicked off a safety campaign after confirmed reports of the presence of counterfeit/fake Trust Studded condoms in the market.
  • PS Kenya have also advised the public to stay vigilant and attentive to product unique quality markings and the exact positioning on the packs.

Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) has issued an urgent alert to the public that there are fake Trust condoms in the market that greatly puts many in danger of sexually transmitted diseases.

In a statement sent to Citizen Digital, PS Kenya says they began the country-wide safety sensitisation campaign on February 10; “seeking to educate consumers on unique product markings to enable them identify the right Trust Studded condoms in the market.”

In an advert placed in the local dailies, PS Kenya issued a directive to the public to be aware of the appropriate labeling of the Trust Studded brand of condoms.

“Look out for the marks of quality on our packs to ensure that you are purchasing authentic Trust packs,” read the advert.

PS Kenya have also advised the public to stay “vigilant and attentive to product unique quality markings and the exact positioning on the packs which include the name Studded, the mark of quality (triple tested) and quantity of condoms in the pack.”

“The transmedia campaign will continue to sensitise consumers and also seek to drive awareness throughout the distribution channels in order to dissuade the unscrupulous individuals from misleading Kenyans to purchase counterfeit condoms that do not guarantee quality. It is unfortunate that these individuals are making attempts to erode the efforts made as a country in achieving health impact through distribution of high quality condoms,” added PS Kenya.

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