Some Kotex tampons recalled after reports of unraveling, pieces left in body

Posted at 3:56 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 19:36:15-05

Some Kotex tampons are being recalled due to reports of unraveling and even pieces being left in consumers' bodies.

Manufacturer Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.

The company received reports about the tampon unraveling or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body.

The recall is limited to specific lots that were manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018 and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018. Consumers can identify this product by looking for specific lot numbers found on the bottom of the package.

You can find a complete list of the lot numbers here.

Any consumer with the impacted product should stop using the product immediately and promptly contact Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, for information regarding this recall.