Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal.
In some cases, users sought "medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body," the recall announcement said.
There have also been a small number of reports of infections, irritation, injury and other problems. People should seek medical attention if they experience symptoms such as vaginal injury, irritation, urogenital infections, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.
Specific lot numbers can be used to identify whether products are part of the recall. These can be found at the bottom of the packaging. A full list of the recalled lot numbers is available from Kimberly-Clark. A lot number checking tool is on the website ubykotex.com .