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    Discussion in 'Manufacturing processes' started by tmark938, Dec 31, 2018.

    1. tmark938

      tmark938 Moderator EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Burst pressure?! :eek:
       
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      MSHOfficial Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      That happened where I live too. In 2016, the company recalled a lot of their condoms, there were trucks from the company coming to collect the condoms back, it was that large scale. I remember the problem being the condoms were causing allergic reactions and probably some rashes around the private parts.

      With in 2 days all the condoms had been called off from the stores. But the ones that were sold had to be tracked down by using credit card bills or whatever, the local PD was also involved. It was a huge deal.

      My neighbor that time had also used the same condom, caused him severe rash and he visited the hospital for a couple of days after that. I hope the company paid for all that damage. But I know the company paid returns for all the condoms and also gave people gift bags. I hope the gift bags were not pampers and baby wipes :p
       
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      Mmmmm makes you wonder about all of those people buying condoms who "didnt need them in their married life" lol I bet there were a few choice conversations between some husbands and wives lol

      Joking aside, this could be a big problem although it does not appear that the pressure problems were immediate, more likely in the longer term if I remember correctly.
       
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      I wonder what kind of compensation they provided to those who unsuccessfully used their products. For example, a year’s supply of baby wipes or perhaps a baby carriage as a gift))
       
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      tmark938 Moderator EngineeringClicks Expert

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      The mind really does boggle with condom jokes but this has not done the company’s reputation any good whatsoever. Have they actually explained what went wrong with the testing system?

      If you do dig a little deeper, you will find that the chance of issues in the short to medium term are relatively small. It is those coming towards the end of their shelf life which may have problems with pressure (oh the potential for more jokes here!).
       
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      So why don’t they decrease the shelf life of the product without changing the product quality. That would make everything a lot more safer. As in instead of putting the shelf life of 2 years they can write 18 months.

      Nobody buys condoms near the end of its shelf life though. But its only about the unused ones that might cause a problem.

      Its not only about having babies, broken condoms can lead to STD transfer, etc. so the compensation might have to be huge, but I think insurance companies and law department would just find a way to prove that anything that happens did not happen due to their clients defective condoms, its probably the persons fault. So they would end up not losing much.
       
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      Yeah, I wonder if there's any legal case to be brought, if you ended up accidentally having a baby or contracting a serious STD. I'd imagine that the condoms all come with some kind of ironclad legal disclaimer but if it affected enough people then you might be able to get some kind of class action lawsuit?
       
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      If a faulty condom, recalled from service is responsible for you ending up with an STD. Then I guess you can sue the company directly. Because you have proof that the company is at fault.

      But if there is no such thing going on, and you are sure it’s the condoms fault and many others are involved then I don’t think there is much to do. A class action law suit against durex wouldn’t be something simple.

      Also the thing is durex condoms come with a disclaimer that its efficient only 99% of the time. At least in my country it says so on the back. You just hope you are not the 1% of those. Because even if you have 100 people who had babies or STD durex sells hundreds of thousands of condoms per country and the stats lie way below 99% anyway. So the law suit would just be dismissed or worse.
       
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