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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