Published: Thu, December 13, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Faulty tampons recalled across Canada, U.S.

Faulty tampons recalled across Canada, U.S.

The tampons were distributed to stores across North America over the last two years, between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018.

A press release by the company behind the brand, Kimberly-Clark, explained that a voluntary recall affects U by Kotex Sleek tampons and Regular Absorbency tampons sold between October 17, 2016 and October 16, 2018.

The company said there have been reports of the tampon unraveling after being removed from the body, and in some cases, even breaking off inside, causing users to seek medical attention to have the pieces removed.

Specific lot numbers can be used to identify whether products are part of the recall.

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Retailers across the U.S. And Canada are pulling some Kotex tampons off store shelves after personal care corporation, Kimberly-Clark recalled the product, citing reports that the feminine hygiene product was unraveling or coming apart inside some users' bodies.

Other consumers also reported vaginal infections, irritation and injury from the product, the company said in a statement. People should seek medical attention if they experience symptoms such as vaginal injury, irritation, urogenital infections, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. "Any consumer with the impacted U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, in their possession should stop using the product immediately and promptly contact Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 for information regarding this recall".

No other U by Kotex brands are associated with the recall, the company said. A full list of the recalled lot numbers can be found here.

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