Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Kimberly-Clark recalled certain Kotex Sleek tampons this week after reports of the products unraveling, causing some customers to seek medical attention.
The company announced the recall Tuesday of U by Kotex Sleek tampons in regular absorbency in the United States and Canada. The affected products were manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018.
A full list of the recalled lot numbers was available on the Kotex website.
The company said it received reports of the tampons "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."
Kimberly-Clark encouraged anyone who has used the product to seek medical attention if they experience vaginal injury (pain, bleeding or discomfort), vaginal irritation (itching or swelling), urogenital infections (bladder and/or vaginal bacterial and/or yeast infections), or other symptoms such as hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.