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U By Kotex Sleek Tampons Recalled In US, Canada

U By Kotex Sleek Tampons Recalled In US, Canada

American corporation Kimberly-Clark recalled specific shipments of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons with regular absorbency on Tuesday.

The company that manufacturers Kotex tampons has issued a recall for one of its products after complaints of the tampon unraveling inside the body.

In a release, Kimberly-Clark says that the regular absorbency tampons, sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, are being recalled for a "quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product". They were distributed between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018, and sold by retailers across the USA and Canada.

If you believe you have a recalled box of U by Kotex tampons, go to this website to check the lot number on your box of tampons.

Product lot number location
Company recalls tampons due to 'quality-related' defect

The Wisconsin-based company said it received reports of tampons "unravelling and/or coming apart upon removal". People should seek medical attention if they experience symptoms such as vaginal injury, irritation, urogenital infections, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.

There is also a possibility consumers affected by the recall could feel vaginal irritation due to infections, which should also be reported to health-care professionals.

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

Those who have further questions regarding the recall can contact Kimberly-Clark's consumer service team (1-888-255-3499) between 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

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