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Some Kotex tampons recalled following reports they unravel, loosen up within the body

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Retailers in the U.S. And Canada are pulling some Kotex tampons from the shelves after personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark recalled the product, citing reports that the feminine hygiene product is unraveling or coming apart in some users ‘ settings.

A certain type of Kotex tampons is voluntarily recalled by Kimberly-Clark after the company received reports that the feminine hygiene product is unraveling or coming apart in some users ‘ settings.

The tampons are subject to the recall — U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular recording caused some users to seek medical help to remove the tampon pieces left in the body,” Kimberly-Clark said in a press release Tuesday. The company added there is also a “small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms associated with the U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency.

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The company has not indicated how many women have been affected.

The tampons were manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018, Kimberly-Clark said. They were distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018, and sold by retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

“Retailers have been alerted to remove the recalled lot numbers from the shelves and post a message in their stores,” the company said, adding no other “U by Kotex-branded products are subject to this recall.”

Anyone who has purchased the affected product should stop using it immediately, the company said, advising those who suffer from vaginal injury, such as pain or bleeding, vaginal irritation, such as itching or swelling, abdominal pain, nausea or other symptoms as listed by Kimberly-Clark should “seek immediate medical attention.”

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Specific lot numbers on the bottom of the tampon box will help users to determine whether their product is subject to the recall. A full list of the recalled lot numbers can be found here.

Who still have questions about the recall can contact Kimberly-Clark’s consumer service team (1-888-255-3499) between 7:30 and 7:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

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