It's one thing to buy a counterfeit purse or watch...maybe the quality will be a little shabby, or the logo not look just right. But if you use a counterfeit condom, you might be in for a bit more trouble.
That's why federal officials are so concerned about fake Trojan condoms being smuggled in from China. The ersatz prophylactics are described by a prosecutor for the United States attorney’s office in Brooklyn as “a danger to the public.”
Counterfeit condoms are often made in unsterile conditions and lubricated with substances like vegetable oil. Because they bear trusted brand names like Trojan, Durex, or Rough Rider, the users of these bootleg rubbers are unaware that they may be putting themselves at risk.
Feds found more than half a million fake Trojans in a recent bust. These condoms did not have spermicide as advertised on the label, and leaked during water testing.
Via New York Times