"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," the company said in a Dec. 11 news release. "There also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms."
Kimberly-Clark voluntarily recalled the items for specific lots of the product manufactured before Oct. 16, 2018. Specifically, lots manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018, and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018. The lot number can be found on the bottom of the product package. A full list of recalled lot numbers can be found at the Kimberly-Clark website or searched at the U by Kotex website.