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

Kotex is recalling some of its tampon types after reports of the product unravelling upon removal

The items being recalled are part of lots manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018 and distributed throughout the USA and Canda.

Kimberly-Clark has issued a recall for U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, for a quality-related defect, the company said Tuesday.

Kimberly-Clark has announced a voluntary recall of one of their tampon brands due to a defect across the United States and Canada. Some users have needed to seek medical attention after pieces remained in the body. There have also been reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms. They were distributed between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018, and sold by retailers across the USA and Canada. "What can I say is that we worked quickly to identify the issue and determine the scope, leading to the recall of this product".

The Wisconsin-based company said it received reports of tampons "unravelling and/or coming apart upon removal".

Consumers experiencing vaginal injury or symptoms like hot flashes, nausea or vomiting after using the product should seek medical attention immediately. Central time Monday through Friday.

Retailers have been alerted to remove recalled lot numbers from shelves and to post notifications in stores, the company said. You can check if your lot is affected at the Kotex website here: Tampon Recall Information or by calling 888-255-3499.

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