Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has issued a consumer advisory, as a result of suspected criminal activity, regarding a number of defective lots of Kotex Natural Balance Security Tampons that may pose public health risks to consumers. While the health risk to consumers is low, some of these tampons have:
• increased levels of bacteria;
• presence of metallic particles; or
• imperfect raw materials.
These products were stolen and fraudulently distributed between October 1, 2011, and June 28, 2012. Distribution locations are unknown at this time. The affected lot codes listed below can be found in the red box located on the bottom of the carton.
Click here to see the affected codes.
To date, K-C has received no reports of consumer complaints regarding health issues with the product in question. However, the company is encouraging all consumers to check their Kotex Natural Balance* Security Tampon cartons for any of the above lot codes.
The company is strongly advising consumers that all products with these lots codes should be considered unsafe and not fit for use.