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Consumer 'protection': Thousands of counterfeit condoms seized by customs

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 19:54:26-04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (KGTV)--U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a warning to sexually active folks the world over after seizing more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms packaged to resemble Durex brand rubbers. 

They were on their way to Puerto Rico when agents from the CBP, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Food and Drug Administration interrupted the trafficking of these counterfeit prophylactics. 

Here's the bottom line: They don't protect against pregnancy and will not protect users against HIV/AIDS. 

In fact, the agency wants consumers to know that counterfeit condoms, unlike legitimate brands, are not subject to strict quality controls and may contain substances that may contain hazardous substances including cyanide, arsenic, lead and mercury. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy