The manufacturer of Kotex has issued a recall affecting Kotex tampons produced in the last two years. The recall is due to certain types of Kotex tampons unraveling inside women’s bodies, reports NPR. Tampons left in for too long can cause toxic shock syndrome (TSS), also known as “sepsis,” which is a life-threatening illness. Our personal injury attorneys are investigating whether a Kotex Tampon Toxic Shock Lawsuit is merited.
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We are currently investigating Kotex tampon induced injury cases across the United States. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with an infection or other injury from a recalled tampon, please contact us for a free consultation.
Women who got toxic shock syndrome from a Kotex Sleek tampon in the last two years may have very strong claims in any kotex tampon recall lawsuits.
2018 Kotex Tampon Recall Affects 200 Lot Numbers
Kotex’s manufacturer has said that the recall affects regular-absorbency U Kotex Sleek tampons that have been produced between October 7, 2016, and October 16, 2018. These tampons were sold in 3-count, 18-count, and 34-count packages, and were included in Kotext multipacks. To see the affected lot numbers listed on the Kotex recall website, click here.
Kotext Tampon Recall Website Says Call, Don’t Return to Store
According to NPR, consumers who purchased Kotex U tampons subject to the recall do not need to return them to the store that they bought them.
Instead, the Kotex recall website says to call 888-255-3499 “for further instructions” about how to receive a refund on the tampon purchase price. Consumers who have been injured by a Kotex Sleek tampon can discuss their options with an attorney, free.
NPR: Consumers Have Longed Complained of Kotex Unraveling Inside Their Bodies
According to NPR, numerous customers have complained over the last two years about Kotex U Sleek Tampons unraveling inside them. For example, one Kotex buyer said:
I just removed this tampon and it ripped in half during that process. I was left with half a tampon outside of me and half a tampon (with no cord attached) lodged INSIDE of me. Hopefully, I was able to get it all out and will save you from the details, but in all my 35 years of menstrual experience, I have NEVER had this happen. Menopause can’t come soon enough. Do better, Kotex!
Kotex Recall Website: Affected Lot Numbers
The Kotex recall website says that the following lot numbers are affected:
|3 Count Package|
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