Kotex Tampons Recalled Due to Bacteria Concern

The consumer products company Kimberly-Clark is recalling 1,400 boxes of Kotex tampons amid fears that the tampons could be contaminated with a potentially life-threatening bacteria.

The Food and Drug Administration published details of the recall, which applies to the Kotex Natural Balance* Security® Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency:

The tampons were manufactured with a raw material contaminated with a bacterium, Enterobacter sakazakii, which may cause health risks, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening.  Women with serious existing illnesses, cancer or immune-compromised conditions, such as HIV, are at increased risk.  There is limited evidence of transfer between individuals with this bacterium.

If you are concerned your tampons may be among the recalled boxes, check the FDA website for a complete list of lot numbers and SKU codes.  The Kotex website also has a list of stores that were most likely to carry the contaminated tampons.

(image via: http://www.kotex.com/)

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