Published: Sat, December 15, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Some Kotex tampons recalled after unraveling inside bodies, leaving pieces inside

Some Kotex tampons recalled after unraveling inside bodies, leaving pieces inside

Specific lot numbers can be used to identify whether products are part of the recall, which can be found at the bottom of the packaging.

Distributing company Kimberly Clark is recalling Kotex tampons after reports that the tampons were unraveling and causing injuries and infections.

Customers told the company that the tampons unraveled or came apart as they were being removed.

Kimberly-Clark announced the voluntary recall of its "U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency" sold throughout the United States and Canada. Some consumers have also reported infections or irritation because of it, the company said.

And if you've experienced a problem actually using the tampons, you can report it to the Food and Drug Administration through the MedWatch website.

The recall is for specific lots of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency.

Consumers that experience symptoms such a pain, bleeding, discomfort, vaginal itching or swelling, bladder, vaginal or yeast infections, hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting should seek immediate medical attention.

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The tampons were manufactured between October 7, 2016 and Oct.16, 2018 and distributed between Oct.17, 2018 and October 23, 2018.

Kimberly-Clark recalled their Kotex Sleek Tampons due to a "quality-related defect", they write in a statement on their website.

The tampons were sold in 18-count, 34-count and 3-count packages, as well as being included in 34-count multipacks of various types of tampons.

Kimberly-Clark says no other Kotex products are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product do not need to return it to stores. Canadian consumers can report adverse reactions to Health Canada through the online Health Product Complaint form.

If not removed within the specified time, tampons, or any pieces left behind, can attract bacteria which leads to Toxic Shock Syndrome.

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