Tampon Recall: Tampons Contaminated with Bacteria

Tampon Recall: Tampons Contaminated with Bacteria

"Let’s all try to pass this along so that every woman has a chance to read this, just in case."

Ladies, immediately stop what you’re doing and check your little white and purple box. Your wellbeing and health relies on it. I am happy to say that those of us with little blue or pink boxes are in the clear, for now.

There has been a recall issued for Kotex natural balance. Apparently, the boxes containing SKU numbers 15063 and 15068 became contaminated during the manufacturing process. The contamination is from a bacterium named Enterobacter sakazakii. These contaminated tampons can cause several health related problems including PID, urinary tract infections and other vaginal based infections that can potentially be life threatening. The boxes that were contaminated were the 18 and 36 count regular absorbency tampons.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specific instructions on how to contact Kimberly Clark so that the contaminated product can be disposed of properly. Fortunately, Kimberly Clarks hasn’t received any reports of medical conditions stemming from this contamination, however it could simply be that it’s too soon. Only time will tell.

Let’s all try to pass this along so that every woman has a chance to read this, just in case. Urinary tract infections may very well be a discomfort and even painful but pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) has been known to be a possible cause of infertility which can create a lifetime of pain and loss for some men and women. Even worse is the possibility of an infection that causes death. I would hate to be lying on my death bed knowing that with all the possible accidents I could’ve gotten into, it was my tampon that did me in.