Ghana seizes 'faulty Chinese condoms'

More than 110 million Chinese-made condoms have been seized in Ghana after laboratory tests revealed they were faulty, Ghanaian officials have said.

More than 110 million Chinese-made condoms have been seized in Ghana after laboratory tests revealed they were faulty, Ghanaian officials have said.

"There are holes in them and... the condoms burst easily," a Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) spokesman told the BBC.

 

The condoms were being distributed free as part of an HIV/Aids prevention campaign by the Ghana Health Service.

 

About 200 million of the faulty condoms are believed to have been imported into the country.

 

According to UN figures, an estimated 230,000 people in Ghana, which has a population of 25 million, are living with HIV.

Agencies

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