Kotex tampons recalled after reports of unraveling, pieces left in body

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Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons Regular Absorbency after receiving complaints that they have unraveled, come apart and in some cases caused customers to seek medical attention.

The recall is due to a defect and is limited to U by Kotex Sleek Tampons Regular Absorbency tampons sold in the United States and Canada and manufactured between Oct. 7 and Oct. 16 and distributed between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23.

Consumers have complained that the tampons unravel and/or come apart upon removal, and in some cases caused users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body, according to Kimberly-Clark.

There also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms.

Consumers can identify the product by looking for specific lot numbers found on the bottom of the package. A full list of recalled lot numbers is available on the U by Kotex® website.

Retailers have been advised to remove the recalled lot numbers from shelves and post a notification in their stores.

No other U by Kotex-branded products are subject to this recall.

Customers who have purchased these tampons should stop using this product immediately and contact Kimberly-Clark’s Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, for information regarding this recall.

Consumers who experience vaginal injury (pain, bleeding, or discomfort), vaginal irritation (itching or swelling), urogenital infections (bladder and/or vaginal bacterial and/or yeast infections), or other symptoms such as hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting following use of the impacted product should seek immediate medical attention.

For more information about this recall, click here.

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