Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary recall this week of its U by Kotex Sleek tampons, regular absorbency, sold throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The recall is related to a quality-related defect that could impact the tampons' performance, according to the company. They said it could cause the tampons to unravel or come apart upon removal, and in some cases consumers reported pieces being left in their bodies.
It is limited to products that were manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016 and Oct. 16, 2018.
Anyone concerned that they may have recalled tampons can check the lot numbers on the bottom of the package on the U by Kotex website.
Anyone who does have the recalled tampons can call Kimberly-Clark at 1-888-255-3499 for further instructions.