Faulty Tampons Recalled Across Canada And The U.S.

After Reports That Some Have Broken Apart And Left Pieces Inside Users’ Bodies.

American corporation Kimberly-Clark has recalled some shipments of certain tampons, after reports that some have broken apart and left pieces inside users’ bodies.

In a news release posted online Tuesday, the Wisconsin-based company announced that specific shipments of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons with regular absorbency were being recalled. The tampons were distributed to stores across North America over the last two years, manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018 and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018.

Tampons affected by the recall include those sold in 18, 34 and 3-count packages.

Anyone with the affected product at home should check to see if the lot code listed on the box correlates with those listed on Kotex’s website. If so, the company says customers should immediately stop using the product and contact their customer service team.

Once news of the recall broke, social media was flooded with stories of Kotex products coming part or unraveling.

Kimberley-Clark said they also received “a small number of reports” of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury and other symptoms.

No other Kotex products are affected by this recall at this time, despite reports of this happening with other products

Canadians with complaints about the tampons can make them directly to Health Canada using an online form.