U by Kotex Sleek Unscented Menstrual Tampons, Regular Absorbency

Starting date:
December 9, 2018
Posting date:
December 13, 2018
Type of communication:
Medical Device Recall
Subcategory:
Medical Device
Hazard classification:
Type II
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Medical Devices
Audience:
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals
Identification number:
RA-68598

Affected Products

U by Kotex Sleek Unscented Menstrual Tampons, Regular Absorbency

Reason

Kimberly-Clark has initiated a "voluntary product recall" of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, which were distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018. The reason for this recall is due to a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product. 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.

Affected products

U by Kotex Sleek Unscented Menstrual Tampons, Regular Absorbency

Lot or serial number

More than 10 numbers, contact manufacturer. 

Model or catalog number

Regular

Companies
Manufacturer
Kimberly-Clark
2100 Winchester Rd.
Neenah
54956
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES