HCMC shop fined for selling fake condoms

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Ho Chi Minh City's Market Management Bureau has fined a shop VND22.5 million (US$1,076) for selling fake Durex condoms, online newspaper VnExpress reported Sunday.

According to the department, market management officials Friday found more than 1,400 packs of fake condoms at the Buom Buom (Butterfly) shop on Ba Hom Street in District 6.

Each pack of fake condoms was sold at VND12,000 (5.7 US cents), nearly half the price of a genuine one.

According to the officers, the lot number written on the fake condoms was different from what was written on the package.

There were inconsistencies in the expiry date as well, they said.

The Sao Bac Dau Industrial Property Co., Ltd, the official authorized agent of Durex in Vietnam, told VnExpress all the condoms sold at the Buom Buom shop were not Durex products.

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