Kotex recalls tampons after reports of unraveling, pieces left inside body

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Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of some of its tampons.

According to the company, it’s recalling some of its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for quality-related issues that could affect performance.

In some cases, Kimberly-Clark says it received reports that some of the affected products unraveled or came apart upon removal. Some individuals needed to seek medical attention to remove pieces of the tampon left in the body. There have also been some reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms.

The recall is limited to specific lots that were manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018 and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018.

Consumers can identify the product by looking for specific lot numbers found on the bottom of the package.

U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency

Impacted Lot Code Listing

 

18 Count Package

34 Count Package

34 Count Multipack 
(contains 17 U by Kotex
Sleek Tampons, Regular
Absorbency)

3 Count
Package

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Any consumer who has the affected product is urged to stop using it and is advised to contact Kimberly-Clark’s Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday – Friday.

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