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Kimberly-Clark recalls Kotex tampons

The product contains a quality-related defect

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Kimberly-Clark is recalling U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The product contains a quality-related defect that could affect its performance.

The firm has received reports from consumers of the product 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.

The recalled product was manufactured between October 7, 2016, and October 16, 2018, and sold between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018.

The following lot numbers, which may be found on the bottom of the product package, are being recalled:

18 Count Package
NN628201BNN728713C
NN628301ANN728713D
NN628301BNN729813A
NN629101ANN731113A
NN629101BNN732513B
NN629201ANN733713D
NN630201ANN733813A
NN630201BNN800413B
NN630301ANN800513C
NN632713ANN802913B
NN632713BNN803013A
NN634713BNN804413A
NN634813ANN804413B
NN635713ANN807613D
NN635713BNN807713C
NN701813ANN808413C
NN701813BNN808413D
NN701913ANN812013A
NN703213BNN812013B
NN705713CNN812713B
NN705713DNN812813A
NN705813ANN814013D
NN707613DNN814113A
NN707713CNN814113B
NN711513ANN815513A
NN711513BNN815513B
NN715213BNN819613D
NN715313CNN819713A
NN715313DNN821313A
NN716713CNN822613B
NN716713DNN822713A
NN718313CNN824513D
NN720713BNN824613A
NN723413BNN824613B
NN723513ANN826513D
NN724913BNN826613C
NN725013ANN827813D
NN726913ANN827913C
NN726913B 
34 Count Multipack  
(contains 17 U by Kotex  
Sleek Tampons, Regular  
Absorbency)
NN629401BNN728313B
NN629501ANN729713A
NN631301BNN729713B
NN631401ANN730913C
NN631401BNN730913D
NN632213ANN732613B
NN632213BNN733813B
NN703113BNN733913A
NN703213ANN735313A
NN705513DNN735313B
NN706513ANN801413D
NN706513BNN801513A
NN706613ANN802913A
NN706613BNN803013B
NN708713ANN804313A
NN708713BNN804313B
NN711413ANN805713B
NN711413BNN805813A
NN713113ANN809913B
NN713113BNN811213D
NN713213CNN812613D
NN713213DNN812713A
NN714513BNN814013C
NN714613CNN814013D
NN716613ANN815413D
NN719413BNN815513A
NN719513CNN816813D
NN720613BNN816913A
NN720713ANN819613C
NN724713BNN819613D
NN724813ANN822513A
NN726813ANN822513B
NN726813BNN826613C
NN726913ANN826613D
NN728313ANN826713A
34 Count Package
NN628101ANN724713A
NN628101BNN724713B
NN628201ANN726713D
NN628201BNN726813A
NN629401ANN728213B
NN629401BNN728313A
NN631201BNN729613A
NN631301ANN729613B
NN632101BNN729713A
NN632113BNN732513B
NN632213ANN732613A
NN632213BNN733913A
NN633813DNN733913B
NN634113BNN735213B
NN634213ANN735313A
NN635013BNN801413C
NN635113CNN801413D
NN703113ANN802813D
NN703113BNN802913A
NN705613CNN804213D
NN706313CNN804313A
NN706313DNN805813A
NN706413CNN805813B
NN706413DNN807513D
NN707713CNN807613C
NN707713DNN809913A
NN711313CNN811213C
NN711313DNN811213D
NN711413ANN815413C
NN713013BNN815413D
NN713113ANN815513D
NN714313BNN816813D
NN714413ANN818113C
NN714413BNN818113D
NN719313BNN822413D
NN719413ANN822513A
NN722013BNN824613B
NN722113ANN824713A
NN722113BNN826713A
NN722213ANN826713B
3 Count 
Package
XM700604X
XM700904XXM702304X
XM702404XXM702504X
  
  
 
 

What to do

Consumers who purchased the recalled product should stop using it immediately and contact Kimberly-Clark's at (888) 255-3499 from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday.

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