Kotex tampons recalled in Canada after reports of ‘coming apart’ inside bodies

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Kimberly-Clark has announced a recall of some Kotex tampons because of a quality-related defect that could lead to infections in women who use them.

No other U by Kotex brand products are subject to the recall.

The company received reports that the tampons were "unraveling" and "coming apart upon removal", with some consumers requiring medical help to retrieve pieces of the tampon that were left in their bodies.

Those tampons were sold in the United States and Canada.

There have also been reports of infections, vaginal irritation and "localized vaginal injury", the company said.

People with the tampons should stop using them immediately and seek medical help if they begin to suffer any symptoms.

There is also a possibility consumers affected by the recall could feel vaginal irritation due to infections, which should also be reported to health-care professionals.

The lot number is found on the bottom of the package and the list of recalled lot numbers is available on the U by Kotex website.

The recalled tampons were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2018 and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018 throughout the USA and Canada, the company said.

Specific lot numbers can be used to identify whether products are part of the recall.

Anyone with questions can contact Kimberly-Clark at 1-888-255-3499 during business hours. Central Time, Monday through Friday, for information, the company said.

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