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 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.
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