Kotex tampons are being pulled off the shelves by retailers across the U.S. and Canada after complaints of the product unraveling and pieces being left in the body. Some users even had to seek medical attention to remove the lost tampon pieces.
Manufacturer Kimberly-Clark announced, “there also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury and other symptoms.”
U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, manufactured between Oct. 7, 2017, and Oct. 15, 2018, and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018, have been recalled. The products can be identified by distinct lot numbers found on the bottom of the package.
“No other U by Kotex-branded products are subject to this recall,” Kimberly-Clark said. The statement continued: “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.”
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