Fiesta Condoms

PRESS RELEASE
DESTRUCTION OF MALE CONDOMS (FIESTA STAMINA & FIESTA BIG BLACK)

 
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is the drug regulatory authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act Cap 244 laws of Kenya.
The Board has the sole responsibility to protect the health of the public by regulating the profession of pharmacy and ensuring quality, safety and efficacy of medical products and health technologies.
PPB in partnership with the National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL) and Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) under the auspices of Ministry of Health carried out a Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) from September to November 2018, where sampling and analysis of selected medical products and health technologies was done.
Among the health technologies that were sampled and analyzed were male latex condoms which included fiesta brand of condoms specifically Fiesta stamina (Batch no. DL1608)and Fiesta big black condoms (Batch PL1625)which failed to comply with tests of freedom from holes and specification for thickness test respectively.              
 
The total quantities recalled were;
1.   Fiesta stamina DL1608- 122, 520 X 3’s
2.   Fiesta big black condoms PL1625- 139, 307 X 3’s.
 
The recall of the affected batches of the fiesta condoms was concluded on 11thMarch, 2019 upon which PPB directed the market authorization holder (MAH) to carry out destruction of the recalled consignment under PPB supervision. 
 
The recalled consignment valued at Kshs. 10,014,882.75 was destroyed on Thursday 28thMarch, 2019 by Deep Kumar Tyagi Healthcare International Limited (the Market authorization holder)  under the supervision of PPB at Envirosafe incinerators in Athi River.
 
Members of the public, health workers, health establishments including chemists and pharmacies are advised to be vigilant and report any suspected poor quality medicines and suspected  drug reactions.

Contact the Board on 0720 608 811or log onto
the website, www.pv.pharmacyboardkenya.org or email, info@pharmacyboardkenya.org
to report.

Destruction of the Condoms
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
29THMARCH 2019