Kimberly-Clark Recalls Tampons That May Cause Illness

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Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall of certain tampons after receiving reports from consumers of the product unraveling or coming apart during removal, causing some women to seek medical attention to remove pieces left inside the body. A small number of infections, cases of vaginal irritation or injury, and other symptoms have also been reported.

The recalled items are certain U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, which are sold in the United States and Canada, according to a release issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall involves specific lots of the products manufactured and distributed from October 2016 to October 2018 and does not involve other Kotex products.

Women are advised to stop using the recalled U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency and seek medical attention if product use results in vaginal injury (pain, bleeding, or discomfort), irritation (itching or swelling), or urogenital infection (bladder infection, vaginal or yeast infection). Call your doctor right away if you experience hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting after using tampons.

Sourced from: FDA