Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of Kotex, has issued a recall of some of their tampons after consumers have reported that the products broke apart inside of their bodies. On Tuesday, the company issued a press release saying that all retailers in the U.S. and Canada should refrain from selling U by Kotex Sleek tampons, regular absorbency.
FYI: there's a recall for "U by Kotex" sleek/regular absorbency tampons sold the past 2 YEARS (oct 2016-18)!! they're unraveling inside and some people have needed medical attention to remove the pieces. throw them out!! let menstruating friends know. https://t.co/qqMdQGchKu pic.twitter.com/e1lbhGRrqh
— Laci Green (@gogreen18) December 13, 2018
The press release also stated:
Kimberly-Clark has received reports from consumers of the U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body. There also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms.
psa to my period-having-pals u by kotex tampons have been recalled be safe take care ily
— em (@notemilymunsell) December 12, 2018
The company urges any customers who have any of these symptoms to seek medical attention immediately to ensure they are okay.
The press release includes the serial numbers of all tampon boxes that should be pulled from shelves or thrown away in the home.
PSA: U by Kotex Tampons were nationally RECALLED.
— A. (@laydollasign_) December 12, 2018
If you or a loved one uses this brand of tampons, let them know!