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.
Kimberly-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, email@example.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
* 34 Count Multipack contains 17 U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency