- Some Kotex tampons have been recalled after customers reported that the products were unravelling and leaving pieces inside their body.
- Kotex parent company Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall of its regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons and advised customers in the United States and Canada to stop using these items immediately.
- Some customers who used the tampons said they experienced infections and irritation after use.
Faulty Kotex tampons have been recalled after customers reported that the products were coming apart.
On Tuesday, Kotex parent company Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall of its regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons, advising customers in the United States and Canada to stop using them immediately.
Kimberly-Clark said that some customers reported that the tampons unravelled inside their body, leaving pieces behind. Others said that the item caused infection and irritation after use.
Any customers who are experiencing pain, discomfort, itching, or other symptoms of infection are advised to seek medical attention immediately.
The recall is limited to regular absorbency tampons manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018 and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018.
A full list of impacted lot numbers is available on Kotex’s website.
The news comes after a wave of recalls in the food industry.
“This year has been nuts,” foodborne-illness attorney Bill Marler told Business Insider’s Kate Taylor earlier this year. There’s so much crazy s— … all the time.”
17 of the biggest food recalls of the year
Romaine lettuce has dominated the headlines this year after an E-coli outbreak made more than 200 people sick in early April. This was thought to have been under control by June this year, but in November another E. coli outbreak, which was also traced back to romaine lettuce, sickened more than 70 people. The CDC is currently advising US consumers not to eat romaine lettuce if they do not know where it is from.
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