Rubbers Revoked

Courtesy of Kristin’s brother, a 2L at NYU Law:

From: “Ernesto Ferran- MD- Executive Director of University Health Services”

Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 3:19 PM

Subject: CONDOM RECALL: LIFESTYLES ASSORTED COLORS AND FLAVORS

> To: The NYU Student Community

>

> From: Ernesto Ferran, M.D., Executive Director of University Health

Services

>

> Date: December 6, 2002

>

> Re: CONDOM RECALL: LIFESTYLES ASSORTED COLORS AND FLAVORS

>

> Please be advised that Ansell Healthcare Incorporated, a manufacturer of

latex condoms, is initiating a voluntary recall of LIFESTYLES ASSORTED

COLORS AND FLAVORS condoms.

>

> These condoms are being recalled because information recently available

indicates that some of these condoms do not meet airburst test standards.

Therefore, there is a concern about the possibility of breakage in the use

of these condoms.

>

> The condoms that are being recalled are those with expiration date

November 2002 through June 2006.

>

> If you are in possession of these condoms, which were distributed through

the Center for Health Promotion at the NYU Health Center, please do not use

them.

>

> All other condoms that have been distributed through the Center for Health

Promotion at the New York University Heath Center are completely safe and

effective and are FDA approved for use.

>

> If you experience condom breakage, you have the option of using Emergency

Contraception (ECP) to prevent pregnancy. ECP, which is available in the

NYU Health Center at both Urgent Care Services and Women’s Health Services,

is best used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, but can be

effective up to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse. For those NYU

students who have the NYU Student Health Insurance Plan, ECP is a covered

expense. It is also available to all other NYU students for a $55 fee.

>

> If you have any further questions or concerns, you may contact the Center

for Health Promotion at 212-443-1234, or visit the New York University

Health Center website at www.nyu.edu/nyuhc.

>

> The New York University Health Center is located at 726 Broadway (at

Waverly Place) on the 3rd and 4th floors.