From China With Love: Prosecutors Crackdown on Condom Counterfeiters

We have seen dangerous Chinese products reach the United States ranging from children’s toys to drywall to baby food. Now, officials are warning that millions of fake Trojan condoms have made it to U.S. markets — raising the risk of exposure to disease or unwanted pregnancies.

The knockoff condoms do not have spermicide as advertised and have failed water leakage tests. Prosecutors are calling them a public danger and Trojan officials are warning the public about health risks.

Two siblings, Lin F. Hu and Jian Lin Hu, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods last year and are waiting sentencing. It is not clear if they had any role in the importation of the products, but prosecutors are seeking 46 to 57 months in prison.

The condoms have been traced to an unsanitary factory in Hunan Province where workers lubricate the condoms with vegetable oil.

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8 thoughts on “From China With Love: Prosecutors Crackdown on Condom Counterfeiters”

  1. “The knockoff condoms…”

    Confusedtus sayed, knockoff condums results in knocked-up lasses…

  2. lubricate the condoms with vegetable oil?

    Wow, I heard canola oil was better for you to use, less Tranny Fats.

  3. One of the commenters on the NYT site mentioned the Chinese Drywall situation. It makes you wonder if we should start inspecting everything that comes from China, but then, they’d re-route the goods through another country or in the case of things like condoms, bury them in a bale of clothing. Or, send the toothepaste sweetened by anti-freeze to Guatamala.

    The funny thing is that the Chinese impose terrible penalties on their own citizens who commit fraud against fellow Chinese, including the death penalty. However, they refuse to crack down on Chiinese counterfeiters of software, movies, luxury watches, Vuitton purses, etc., whose victims [the owners of the copyright, trademark and/or patent] are usually non-Chinese.

    Is there a double standard here? As Sarah would say, “You betcha!”

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