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K-C issues tampon recall

November 10, 2011

Limited quantities of Kotex product affected by bacterium.

Kimberly-Clark has recalled a limited number of its Kotex Natural Balance Security unscented tampons in the U.S. The recall is limited to two product SKUs; these tampons were made with a raw material contaminated with the bacterium, Enterobacter sakasakii which may cause health risks including vaginal infections, urinary tracts infections, pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening.
 
The impacted products include both 18- and 36-count packages of the tampons that were shipped to retail customers between October 29 and November 2 in specific Walmart stores in Iowa, Kansa, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas as well as specific Fry’s stores in Arizona and specific Smith’s stores in Utah and Arizona. These stores have been alerted to remove the product from store shelves.
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