Important Recall: Kotex

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I just received some information from Kotex about tampons that have been recalled.  I am reposting this information below.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kotex directly.

We are writing to let you know that Kimberly-Clark is voluntarily recalling tampons sold from October 2011 and November 2011 due to a possible contamination hazard.

The tampons were manufactured with a raw material contaminated with a bacterium which may cause health risks, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease or other life-threatening infections. Women with serious existing illnesses, cancer or immune-compromised conditions, such as HIV, are at increased risk.

This recall involves 18-count and 36-count packages of the Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency. Product SKU numbers 15063 and 15068 are the last five digits of the product’s barcode and can be found on the bottom of the package. Specific lot numbers can be found inside the red box located on the bottom of the package.

If you believe you are affected by this recall, you should immediately discontinue use of this product. Consumers should contact a physician immediately if they have used the impacted Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency product and experience unusual vaginal discharge, rash, fever, headache, vomiting or abdominal pains, particularly if they are HIV positive, have AIDS, cancer, an existing serious illness or may be pregnant.

They should also contact Kimberly -Clark’s Consumer Services Division at 1-800-335-6839 so the necessary information and arrangements can be made to retrieve the unused product.

For additional information, contact Walmart Customer Service toll free at (877) 207-0923 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at

We apologize for any inconvenience this recall causes you. Your satisfaction is important to us. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-966-6546or email us at



  1. Carrie says

    So glad I switched from Kotex Tampons to the Diva Cup a few years ago! Avoid problems like this and saved a lot of money in the process!