Kimberly-Clark recalls certain Kotex tampons that can unravel

NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) - Kimberly-Clark is recalling certain Kotex tampons because they can unravel or come apart upon removal.

The recall is for U by Kotex Sleek Tampons. They are regular absorbency.

The recalled tampons were made between Oct. 7, 2016 and Oct. 16, 2018.

The company has received reports that unraveling tampons have caused some people to seek medical attention to remove pieces that were left in the body. There have been reports of infections, irritation and injury.

Users should stop using the recalled tampons. Those who suffer injury, irritation or infection should seek medical attention.

If you have additional questions, call Kimberly-Clark Customer Service at 1-888-255-3499. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Kimberly-Clark says no other U by Kotex products are impacted by the recall.