Kimberly-Clark has announced a recall of a type of tampon after problems with the elements falling apart upon removal, in some cases, leaving pieces in women's bodies.
According to a press release, the recalled product U of Kotex Sleek Tampons, regularly absorbed, is sold throughout the United States and Canada. Kimberly-Clark calls the problem a "quality-related shortcoming that may affect the performance of this product." Retailers have been notified of removing the lot numbers from shelves and mail notices in stores.
"Kimberly-Clark has received reports from the consumers of U by Kotex ® Sleek ® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, Unraveling and / or Disassembly upon Removal, and in some cases cause users to seek medical attention to remove body rematch pieces. There have also been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury and other symptoms. "
The special products included The recall was produced between October 7, 201[ads1]6 and October 16, 2018. They were distributed between 17th and 201rd and 23th of October 2018. The products can be identified by searching for specific item numbers on the bottom package.
For a complete list of these item numbers, click here.
Anyone who may have the affected products is asked to stop using them immediately and contact the Consumer Support Team at 1-888-255-3499.
U.S. Healthcare professionals and consumers can report side effects or quality issues by clicking here.
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