Company recalls tampons due to 'quality-related' defect

Company recalls tampons due to 'quality-related' defect

Retailers have been alerted of the recall and have been told to remove the recalled lot numbers from their shelves and post a notification in their stores.

A certain type of Kotex tampons has been voluntarily recalled by Kimberly-Clark after the company received reports that the feminine hygiene product was unraveling or coming apart inside some users' bodies.

The tampons are sold at retailers in the US and Canada.

- A voluntary recall has been issued for some Kotex tampons after several complaints that the tampons have come apart during use and even caused some infections.

The particular products included in the recall were manufactured between October 7, 2016, and October 16, 2018.

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"We announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the USA and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product", Terry Balluck, from Kimberly-Clark, told PEOPLE in a statement.

People with the tampons should stop using them immediately and seek medical help if they begin to suffer any symptoms.

The company did not specify how many women have been affected.

For any questions or concerns regarding the recall, consumers can contact Kimberly-Clark at 1-888-255-3499 or online. Consumers who experienced vaginal injury (pain, bleeding, or discomfort), vaginal irritation (itching or swelling), urogenital infections (bladder and/or vaginal bacterial and/or yeast infections), or any other symptoms should seek immediate medical care, the company said.

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