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U by Kotex "Sleek" tampons, regular absorbency, have been recalled because of a quality defect

U by Kotex “Sleek” tampons, regular absorbency, have been recalled because of a quality defect

Kimberly-Clark has issued a voluntary recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada due to a quality-related defect that could impact the product’s performance upon removal.

Injuries reported range from infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury and other symptoms” due to the “quality-related defect.” Tampon remnants could be associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome which is a life-threatening injury.

At this time the recall is limited to specific lots of U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, which were manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018 and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018.

Consumers can identify recalled products by comparing the lot numbers found on the bottom of the package. Retailers have been alerted to remove all recalled lot numbers from their shelves and immediately post a notice in their stores to alert and warn customers.

No other U by Kotex-branded products are subject to this recall.

tampon-recallKimberly-Clark has received reports detailing some injuries such as the product unraveling and/or coming apart during removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body which can lead to serious injuries like Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Additional injuries have been reported. They include vaginal infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms.

Contact Andrews & Thornton at (949) 748-1000, info@andrewsthornton.com, via our Contact Page if you sustained an injury or were impacted by U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency.

Consumers who experience vaginal injuries, (Toxic Shock Syndrome, infection, pain, bleeding, discomfort), vaginal irritation (itching or swelling), urogenital infections (bladder and/or vaginal bacterial and/or yeast infections), or other symptoms such as hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting following use of the impacted product should seek immediate medical attention.

U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency Impacted Lot Code Listing

18, 34, and 3 Count Packages Affected. Please scroll down to view 34 Count Multipack and 3 Count

18 Count Package 34 Count Package
NN628201B NN728713C NN628101A NN724713A
NN628301A NN728713D NN628101B NN724713B
NN628301B NN729813A NN628201A NN726713D
NN629101A NN731113A NN628201B NN726813A
NN629101B NN732513B NN629401A NN728213B
NN629201A NN733713D NN629401B NN728313A
NN630201A NN733813A NN631201B NN729613A
NN630201B NN800413B NN631301A NN729613B
NN630301A NN800513C NN632101B NN729713A
NN632713A NN802913B NN632113B NN732513B
NN632713B NN803013A NN632213A NN732613A
NN634713B NN804413A NN632213B NN733913A
NN634813A NN804413B NN633813D NN733913B
NN635713A NN807613D NN634113B NN735213B
NN635713B NN807713C NN634213A NN735313A
NN701813A NN808413C NN635013B NN801413C
NN701813B NN808413D NN635113C NN801413D
NN701913A NN812013A NN703113A NN802813D
NN703213B NN812013B NN703113B NN802913A
NN705713C NN812713B NN705613C NN804213D
NN705713D NN812813A NN706313C NN804313A
NN705813A NN814013D NN706313D NN805813A
NN707613D NN814113A NN706413C NN805813B
NN707713C NN814113B NN706413D NN807513D
NN711513A NN815513A NN707713C NN807613C
NN711513B NN815513B NN707713D NN809913A
NN715213B NN819613D NN711313C NN811213C
NN715313C NN819713A NN711313D NN811213D
NN715313D NN821313A NN711413A NN815413C
NN716713C NN822613B NN713013B NN815413D
NN716713D NN822713A NN713113A NN815513D
NN718313C NN824513D NN714313B NN816813D
NN720713B NN824613A NN714413A NN818113C
NN723413B NN824613B NN714413B NN818113D
NN723513A NN826513D NN719313B NN822413D
NN724913B NN826613C NN719413A NN822513A
NN725013A NN827813D NN722013B NN824613B
NN726913A NN827913C NN722113A NN824713A
NN726913B   NN722113B NN826713A
    NN722213A NN826713B

* 34 Count Multipack contains 17 U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency

34 Count Multipack 3 Count Package
NN629401B NN728313B XM700604X
NN629501A NN729713A XM700904X
NN631301B NN729713B XM702304X
NN631401A NN730913C XM702404X
NN631401B NN730913D XM702504X
NN632213A NN732613B  
NN632213B NN733813B  
NN703113B NN733913A  
NN703213A NN735313A  
NN705513D NN735313B  
NN706513A NN801413D  
NN706513B NN801513A  
NN706613A NN802913A  
NN706613B NN803013B  
NN708713A NN804313A  
NN708713B NN804313B  
NN711413A NN805713B  
NN711413B NN805813A  
NN713113A NN809913B  
NN713113B NN811213D  
NN713213C NN812613D  
NN713213D NN812713A  
NN714513B NN814013C  
NN714613C NN814013D  
NN716613A NN815413D  
NN719413B NN815513A  
NN719513C NN816813D  
NN720613B NN816913A  
NN720713A NN819613C  
NN724713B NN819613D  
NN724813A NN822513A  
NN726813A NN822513B  
NN726813B NN826613C  
NN726913A NN826613D  
NN728313A NN826713A  
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