Few hours to Valentine’s Day, stakeholders have raised alarm over the alleged circulation of fake condoms in the market.
Even as millions of youths are agog about the celebration that comes with Valentine’s day, the emergence of fake condoms in the market is a cause for concern.
The Standard Media reported that fake condoms have hit the Kenyan market as today, February 13, marks the International Condom Day, promoted by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV through safe sex practices.
The Population Services Kenya, warned 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,” PS Kenya warned.
PS Kenya, which distributes Trust Condoms, have been carrying out a three-day safety sensitisation campaign since February 10 in Kenya.
They say that the presence of fake condoms in the market puts consumers at risk of contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases, since they are made from substandard materials, thereby, asked consumers to check the authenticity of the package in the Studded product.
Consumers should check the front face of a pack of Trust Studded to ensure that it has a triple-tested icon on the bottom left side and a white stripe with pack content. The name “Studded” should also appear in bold at the centre of the pack.