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Are the Condoms You Use Safe and Free From Defects?

People depend on condoms to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of sexually-transmitted diseases, such as AIDS, gonorrhea, syphillis, chlymidia, and herpes. There is no doubt that next to abstinence, condoms provide one of the safest levels of protection. People depend on manufacturer's claims that their condoms are safe and free from defects.

Recently, however, a brand of condoms called LifeStyles, manufactured by Ansell, Inc., has come under scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), because several lots contained defects which could cause breakage during use. A recall resulted.

Also, Ramses condoms, manufactured by London International, came under Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scrutiny for unsubstantiated advertising claims that Ramses condoms were 30% stronger than the leading brand and break 30% less.

Consumers are entitled to safe condoms. Consumers are also entitled to trust manufacturers when they claim that their condoms are free from defects. Consumers are also entitled not to have false or unsubstantiated claims made by manufacturers.

If you suspect that you have purchased condoms that are defective or that don't do what they claim to do, we would be pleased to hear from you. The Law Offices of Silverman & Fodera helps people who have purchased products that are potentially dangerous or defective. We also help people who have purchased products that have been found to have lies or misrepresentations on their labels or advertising. We also help people who have been the victims of consumer fraud and misleading claims about products and services. If you wish to initiate a legal investigation into the possibility of

  • getting a full refund
  • having your medical bills paid to make sure a product found to be medically dangerous has not injured you and others
  • getting the manufacturer to change its practices, to change its misleading advertising or labelling, or to take a product off the market
  • forcing a company to make a product or service safer
  • getting a company to give back profits it has realized due to misleading claims
  • bringing a claim for consequences caused by these products

This informational piece was prepared by Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link on this web site.