They Fit Condoms temporarily off the market.

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  1. ericbear

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    For those of us who depend on They Fit condoms from Condomainia:

    I went to reorder today (U22), and discovered that all sizes have been temporarily withdrawn from the market. According to a Condomainia spokeswoman, the problem was a error made in filing an FDA form at the time of the product introduction, which has only surfaced now. She stressed that the product itself is in no way defective; it's just a paperwork error. She stated that they are already working on correcting the situation, but did not give a time when the product would be back on the market.

    Fortunately, I've got maybe a two month supply left, and hopefully the problem will be resolved before those run out. I'm not looking forward to having to squeeze back into Magnum XLs...
     
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    That sucks, I was planing on getting some soon. Guess ill have to stick with the magnum xl's for now:mad:
     
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    I pray that the stoppage is only temporary. The customer rep actually sent me an e-mail a few days before this happened, claiming I was one of their best customers and telling me about the problem, so I went ahead and ordered another 100 and have about 200 now in house (they are good until 2010). I REFUSE to go back to Magnum XL's, which are much smaller than the U22 or G22's from theyfit. Everyone except perhaps a few guys on this site just think you are bragging if you say even Magnum XL's are too small but it's true for a very small minority of us. I'd prefer to have a somewhat smaller dick and be able to wear regular condoms or at least Magnum XL's..Both feel like they are strangling me and I used to have to take Viagra, once it came out, just to stay hard in a condom. Before than, I'd lose my erection within minutes. Let's really monitor this guys and do what we need to to make sure they keep going. I hope it's just a mix up with the FDA and not that they don't have enough customers....
     
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    I checked the website again today, and it looks like things are still a no-go. This is worrisome. I "only" wear a U21, but the difference between those and the other condoms I've used is night and day. I hope this gets resolved quickly.

    Uh, you think a congressperson would be receptive to a letter urging them to look into the matter of FDA approval for sized-to-fit condoms? Maybe if it were a woman...
     
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    Thanks for the Information. I always order the five dozen shipment. Thank goodness I have a supply for several weeks. I hope the problem is resolved quickly.
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
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    Shit!!! ALL other condoms, including so called 'XXL' brands are as skinny as fuck. Lucky I have quite a few left and it's my girlfriends time of the month :eek:
     
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    It looks like we might be doing without They Fit for quite some time. And, if you do have a stockpile of They Fit, you might want to be cautious using them.

    Condomainia announced that the product was off the market on January 8, but said this was temporary. However, the FDA website indicates that the actual manufacturer of the They Fit condoms (Richter Rubber Technology, Malaysia) has been cited twice for having defective condom lots (holes found in condoms) during FDA condom import inspections. This makes it very difficult for them to resume US distribution of their products. The fitst time they were cited was the middle of last year. In order to clear their name, FDA rules require that they have several perfect shipments of condoms, as verified by an independent inspector. Unfortunately, on Jan 31, 2007, FDA cited them with more bad lots. (You can see the most recent FDA citation at OASIS REFUSALS INDUSTRY 85 -- look at the top two citations on the page.) When this happened, Richter pulled all of their web pages from the internet, indicating that the problem may be serious. So, I suspect it may be a while before we see They Fit condoms again. Note that Richter makes many different condoms, so it is not clear if the defects apply to the They Fit product or not. Condomainia told me that there is nothing wrong with the product, and did not acknowledge the FDA citations.
     
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    ericbear - one thing to note is that VERY RECENTLY the FDA changed how it inspects condom shipments entering the US. From the info I found they may not even visually inspect the product. I'm not sure how they inspect, though from information and conversations I have recently had with various informed parties the TheyFit suspension may have more to do with competition politics than actual product defects.

    The "supposed holes" designation may also be more of a classification rather than actual holes in the product. What is more likely to be happening is a pseudo ban on import that was lobbied by and will benefit the other US based manufacturers of condoms while keeping the high selling imports out (such as in the case of the growing popularity of TheyFit condoms).

    I found this LPSG website out of my sheer frustration of not having ordered lots of TheyFit condoms ~ I only have 6 left and without these condoms sex with condoms is horrible. If they even release more of these (which Condomania supposedly has lots sitting in inventory) I will BUY BUY BUY.

    Where is else will a guy of above average girth find a condom that doesn't make sex uncomfortable. FYI: I am a Z22 with intentions of going to Z23.

    ~ Jake
     
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    Hello:

    As I indicated earlier today, I made an E-Mail inquiry to Condomania. This is there response:

    Subject: RE: They Fit Condoms


    > Dear Hung,

    > We hope that TheyFit will be back on line within 3 to 9 months.
    > Thanks for your interest in TheyFit.
    > Sincerely,
    >
    >
    > Kink Nolan
    > Customer service manager
    > Condomania |
    www.condomania.com
     
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    There has to be a business opportunity here for someone. They've got the customer base all right here, so marketing is a cinch. All they'd need to do is find someone to manufacture them (apparently someone besides Richter), and Presto! Instant condom magnate.
     
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    Perhaps someone can build a niche condom company, making condoms exclusively for those with larger than average length & girth. Talk about a marketing coup!

    I'd love to see the faces of the guys who puport that Magnums are the shit, when they try on a "really" large condom (i.e. the ones we need), and it slips right off. Ha!

    Ok, enough cynicism ~ Hung ~ I CANNOT STAND THE THOUGHT OF 9 MONTHS, though 9 mo. is better than FOREVER...
     
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    I just noticed this at theyfit.com:

    "info on the launch of our new 2007 product line of THEYFIT condoms will be announced at this website: THEYFIT.com"

    Hopefully, this means they will be back on the market soon.
     
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    Say Hung, any new news on the TheyFit's?

    Also ~ anyone know of any obscure condom brands that actually have girth? Like as in 62mm and up?

    ~ Jake
     
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    It sounds a little worrying that they're talking about increasing the number of sizes but most of that article was about the need to make smaller ones (and falsely assuming that any guy who thinks condoms are too tight or short is just 'bragging' - surprisingly ignorant POV from a manufacturer).
     
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    I have frequently sent e-mails to Condomania as well as letters. On another site the sales department said in June they should be back soon and gave an e-mail address to contact them. I sent a couple of e-mails to him (I don't remember now if it was Mr. Nolan), plus a couple of letters, but NONE OF MY INQUIRES HAVE EVER BEEN ANSWERED. I'm afraid it is a hopeless cause. I don't think they will be returning which is very, very disappointing and sad.

    The NYC store closed this summer (2007), although it was said that they would open elsewhere in the City. Nothing yet!.

    I ran out of my supply of They Fit last July. Now what? I don't know.
     
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    I just noticed that another Thread was started today about this same subject. Today, I had seen an article in one of today's NYC papers, and was going to copy it here, but then discovered the other thread which
    had already quoted it.

    See the Thread:

    "WORLD'S TOP CONDOM EXPERTS CONVENE THIS WEEK"
     
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    As I posted earlier, it seems that They Fit condoms will be back at some point. I've been checking the website THEYFIT.com ... revolutionary THEYFIT condoms for an announcement. I sent an email to that website in August and got this reply:
    per your question: we have yet to publish which month the new, expanded line of THEYFIT will be available... announcements on upcoming product availability will be published at www.THEYFIT.com ... many people look forward to getting the product & we look forward to announcing a specific time.... thanks & Best Wishes, THEYFIT
     
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    I think the best thing to do is to NOT hold your breath until they return!

    Plus I don't care about the "New Expanded Line"...I just want the old line badk!
     
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