INTEGRITY OF CONDOMS

Condoms are considered a Class II Medical Device and regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Most condoms if not all, are manufactured overseas and are imported into the United States. Every condom imported into the United States must be inspected by the FDA and pass all US regulations and standards for quality assurance.

It is important to purchase from reputable retailers, whether it is a brick and mortar retailer or online retailer.

Major condom makers are reporting an increase number of counterfeit condoms on the market-place, which makes it more imperative that condoms are purchased from a trusted retailer.

There are liquidators that purchase condoms that are near expiration from retailers and resell them. These condoms can be found selling on online platforms such as Amazon, eBay, Jet or Shopify. Those third-parties selling these condoms are typically selling everything from crayons to baby diapers. They usually just want to turn around inventory and make a quick buck.

It is illegal to sell expired condoms.

Avoid storing condoms in direct sunlight or prolonged periods at temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure the condom rubber material is not sticky and the color is uneven or changed, or brittle.

You can find a variety or array of condoms selling on online platforms such as Amazon, eBay, Jet or Shopify that are available in other countries, but are not sold in the United States. There are sellers on these online platforms illegally importing them and selling them. There are also foreign sellers on these online platforms that are shipping them to customers in the United States, who are ultimately unaware they are importing them illegally. The reason why these condoms are not sold in the United States is because they do not pass FDA regulations and standards for quality assurance. These condoms have the potential of failing during use or contain unapproved or harmful ingredients/materials.