Kimberly-Clark recalls Kotex tampons that can unravel inside body

Kimberly-Clark recalls Kotex tampons that can unravel inside body

The recalled products are "U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency" which were manufactured before October 16, 2018.

Problems related to the recalled products can be reported by health care professionals in the United States to MedWatch and in Canada to Health Canada.

The company received reports that the tampons were "unraveling" and "coming apart upon removal", with some consumers requiring medical help to retrieve pieces of the tampon that were left in their bodies.

If you believe you have a recalled box of U by Kotex tampons, go to this website to check the lot number on your box of tampons. Some consumers have also reported infections or irritation because of it, the company said.

The recalled products and their lot codes can be found here.

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

Any consumer with the impacted product in their possession should stop using it and call Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Consumers who experience vaginal injury (pain, bleeding, or discomfort, ) or 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 after use of the product in question should seek immediate medical attention, Kimberly-Clark added. No other U by Kotex-branded products are subject to this recall.

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