Durex condoms suspected of being counterfeit have been discovered by the Health Ministry’s unit for pharmaceutical crime headed by Mickey Arieli. The ministry announced on Thursday and further reported on Saturday night that packages with three condoms and labeled as the Durex company’s Fetherlite included a batch of counterfeit products.
The batch number appears on the package as 0010189831, but the wrapper of each condom was marked as belonging to the 001019032 batch, even though the two numbers should correspond.
Another anomaly was that the product also was marked “Word’s No.1 Condom Brand” instead of the original product’s “World’s No.1 Condom Brand.”
The ministry also said there was grease on the wrapper that should have been dry.