what tests to do for a condom?

Condoms are sensitive products. To ensure their effectiveness, condoms have to be duly tested for endurance and performance.

When it comes to condom testing, each country goes through a different government agency whose responsibility it is to standardize condoms and make sure they are effective and meet regulated safety requirements.  In the United Kingdom, condoms are approved by Kitemark. Other European countries get approval by CE Mark. In the United States, condoms must go through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and meet their requirements.

There are usually six tests given to ensure latex condoms meet regulated standards. These tests include an air burst test, a tensile property test, a dimension test, a leakage test, a package integrity test and a  lubricant quantity test. These tests are most often given to condoms that are right off the manufacturer’s floor.