Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

News Briefs

Australia Recalls Nearly 300,000 Glow-in-the-Dark Condoms

June 6, 2003

Australia's health watchdog agency on Thursday recalled 285,000 defective glow-in-the-dark condoms, said parliamentary Health Secretary Trish Worth. After finding the condoms had holes or were prone to break under pressure, the Therapeutic Goods Administration ordered the prophylactics off the shelves. "Clearly condoms that develop holes pose a significant public health risk as they can increase the likelihood of transmission of STDs including HIV and hepatitis C," Worth said. "Many Australian couples depend on condoms to prevent pregnancy and should be able to trust the product purchased," added Worth.

Back to other CDC news for June 6, 2003

Previous Updates

Adapted from:
Agence France Press
06.05.03


  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
See Also
More News on HIV/AIDS in Australia

Tools
 

Advertisement