Nov 14 Kimberly-Clark Corp is recalling
a limited number of Kotex brand tampons contaminated with a
bacterium that could pose health risks, the company said in a
statement on the Food and Drug Administration website on
The company's Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented
Tampons Regular Absorbency packages were shipped to retailers
between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2. No other Kotex-branded products
were subject to the recall, according to Dallas-based
Specific Wal-Mart stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas, as well as some Fry's stores in
Arizona and certain Smith's stores in Utah and Arizona have
been alerted to remove the recalled 18-count and 36-count
packages from shelves.
Kimberly-Clark said the tampons were made with a raw
material contaminated by a bacterium that could lead to vaginal
and urinary tract infections, although the company had not yet
received any reports of adverse reactions.
Customers should stop using the recalled products
immediately, the company said.