Reading that positive reading on your home pregnancy test can bring tears of happiness or despair. Either way, you believe the reading, no matter what it says.
South African retailer Clicks may have to answer a few questions, like why some of their digital pregnancy tests show a “positive” result.
Business Insider SA was first alerted to the false positive tests when a woman shared her devastation at learning she was not, in fact, pregnant, and also provided photographic proof of the positive test.
But that’s not all. When tested by Business Insider, the Clicks digital pregnancy test consistently showed “pregnant” when exposed to tap water.
Clicks did not immediately respond to queries, but the retailer’s spokesperson Susann Caminada gave the publication a statement: “Thank you for alerting us to this issue.
“As a responsible health retailer we take the wellbeing of our customers extremely seriously. We are withdrawing the product from shelves as a precautionary measure, pending further investigation by our supplier.