Tampon Recall Due to Unraveling While ‘In Use’
Yes, you read that correctly. U by Kotex tampons are being recalled in the US and Canada due to a "quality-related defect." According to the company, consumers have reported the tampons unraveling and/or coming apart during removal, with some users needing medical attention to remove tampon pieces remaining in the body. There were also some reports of infection, irritation, and injury.
The recall includes all U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, manufactured and distributed between October of 2016 and October of 2018. You can identify the recalled boxes by the lot number on the bottom of the package. The specific lot number is listed as NN621201B.
According to the company's website, no other U by Kotex-branded products are subject to the recall, and retailers were told to remove the recalled products from their stores and post a notice.
If you do have a box of affected tampons, you are asked to stop using them immediately and contact the makers directly - Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Service team: 1-888-255-3499. Click here for more information.