Kotex tampons recalled after reports of product unraveling inside body

U by Kotex Sleek Tampons

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The tampons were distributed to stores across North America over the last two years, between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018.

Regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek Tampons were pulled off store shelves after Kimberly-Clark recalled the product, citing multiple complaints of it unraveling.

This comes after some consumers have had to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces that were left in their body.

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.

Kotex's parent company announced a voluntary recall for their U by Kotex Sleek tampons after hearing from consumers that the product was unraveling and leaving pieces in the body, causing medical problems. Reports say there have been a small number of people who suffered infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms. They were distributed between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018, and sold by retailers across the USA and Canada. A full list of recalled lot numbers is on the U by Kotex website.

Consumers can identify this product by looking for specific lot numbers found on the bottom of the package.

HuffPost reached out to Kimberly-Clark for further comment, but the company did not offer any new or additional information.

Consumers who have been affected by the recalled products can call the Kimberly-Clark Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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