Some Kotex tampons recalled due to unraveling, pieces left in body upon removal

Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 13:32:57-05

The makers of Kotex tampons, Kimberly-Clark, have issued a voluntary recall of their U by Kotex Sleek Tampons due to “quality defects.”

The company says that the tampons being recalled are U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency and were distributed nationwide to consumers in the U.S. and Canda between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018.

The recall states that the product may unravel or come apart upon removal, leaving pieces of the tampon in the body. The company says that there have been reports of infections, irritations, and localized injury, among other symptoms.

U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbancy  recall courtesy Kimberly Clark

The recalled products can be identified by lot numbers found on the bottom of packages.  Lot numbers of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency under recall can be found here.

No other U by Kotex brand products are currently under recall.

Those who may have purchased the U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency are advised to stop the use of the product and contact the Kimberly-Clark Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499. Those who have experienced any adverse effects from use of the product should consult a doctor or seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers can report any adverse reactions to the FDA online or by calling 1-800-FDA-0178.