Kimberly-Clark Wants You to Know: There May Be Metal, Excessive Bacteria in Your Tampons

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There are times when I'm particularly grateful I'm not a woman. Watching my wife give birth is one. Reading a consumer advisory about tainted tampons is another.

Kimberly-Clark, the Dallas-based personal hygiene conglomerate, sent word yesterday that it is recalling large quantities of Kotex Natural Balance Tampons. Why, you ask? Oh, just that the raw materials used to make them may have been imperfect. And because they just might have unhealthy levels of bacteria and contain "metallic particles" that post a threat to public health.

The tainted tampons, the company says, were slated to be destroyed sometime between October 2011 and June 2012. Someone stole them instead and distributed them fraudulently through unknown channels.

The FDA's criminal division is investigating the thefts. Until then, Kimberly-Clark recommends you to immediately stop using the tampons in question, a list of which you can find here. Unless, of course, you like metal-studded, bacteria-laden feminine hygiene products.

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ceepee
ceepee

Okay, first: Who buys tampons that, y'know, fell off the back of a truck? Second..... doesn't the female body have a system that, y'know shuts that stuff down?

Crystal Means
Crystal Means

Jennie Harding your comment has officially made my day...thank u lol

Crystal Means
Crystal Means

Jennie Harding your comment has officially made my day...thank u lol

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Apparently there is a huge black market for these, since some women have medical conditions that only the Super OB can handle... and Kotex stopped making them about a year ago.  Now, women are paying $100 a box, when they can find them, and they usually can't.

Jennie Harding
Jennie Harding

There's something fundamentally wrong with corking your twat anyway.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

An Actual Vagina-AND-Reproductive tract  related story and Eric steals it from Anna..

 

This is going to upset some of the regulars.......Maybe Supers as well.

YouOweMeNothing
YouOweMeNothing

Yikes. Thanks for the warning. Passing it along to other ladies. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised someone would steal and resell feminine hygiene products: there will always be a market for them.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

I have been corrected by my original source that the OB Ultras are the discontinued line with the thriving black market.  Although I guess if you are already in the habit of getting your tampons from a back room dealer, you would take a deal on supers as well as ultras.

Mervis
Mervis

@everlastingphelps I was wondeing why my weed guy had all of these tampons laying around.

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