Select Kotex products are being recalled due to contamination with the Enterobacter sakazakii bacteria. According to the FDA, “Kimberly-Clark announced a product recall of a limited number of its Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency distributed to specific stores in the United States.”
The contaminated products were shipped to retailers between October 29 and November 2, 2011. They were shipped to Wal-marts in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas. Product SKUs ending in 15063 (18 count packages) and 15068 (36 count packages) are the only tampons being recalled.
Contact with the Enterobacter sakazakii bacterium can cause serious health risks, including:
- Vaginal infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Other life-threatening infections
If you or a loved one has been using Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency and has experienced adverse side effects, contact a physician immediately. Shortly after, you should contact one of our product liability lawyers to explore your legal options. If you have been put at risk after using an unsafe product, we at the Eichholz Law Firm believe that you deserve compensation. Call us today for a free initial consultation.