Scary Tampon Product Recall — Kotex Being Taken Off Shelves

November 15, 2011  |  


So about 1,400 cases of Kotex tampons are being recalled because of plastic tubing that may be contaminated with germ Enterobacter sakazakii. The bacteria can cause  health problems, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease or other, potentially life-threatening infections.

The recall applies to limited cases of Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency distributed to Walmart, Fry’s, and Smith’s stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Arizona.

So far, no one has reported any health problems and only one tampon was found to be contaminated, but anyone who has used their tampons and has “unusual vaginal discharge, headache, rash, fever, vomiting or abdominal pains” is urged to contact a doctor.

Be alert ladies.

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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