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  /  Her Stories   /  Affected by the Tampon Recall & Looking for a Superior Alternative?

Women take note: Kotex, a brand that has been servicing women for almost 100 years, has issued a recall of it namesake tampon. A recent news report mentions that Kimberly-Clark, owners of the Kotex brand, has issued an official tampon recall of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons. Due to a known defect, the tampon recall is for the tampons featuring regular absorbency manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018, and distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018. The statement was issued in response to complaints made by various women who reported that the tampons had unraveled inside their bodies. Some women were forced to seek emergency medical attention in order to have the unraveled pieces removed.

Representatives of Kimberly-Clark were also made aware of complaints by women who had experienced vaginal irritation and soreness due to the defective tampons. Other unpleasant symptoms included vaginal pain, vomiting, pain in the abdomen and hot flashes. In addition, some women reported that they were even getting infections from the U Tampon. The official Kimberly-Clark website has published a comprehensive list of the applicable lot numbers.

Since the medical side effects caused are potentially dangerous, consumers are warned, and encouraged, to cease using the tampons. According to officials representing the tampon recall, women are advised to immediately throw away them away.

This recall may raise questions for you about the safety of tampons in general, and what alternatives, if any, are available. Women have long questioned tampon safety, and we’ve talked to many women who have had adverse reactions. Fortunately, the Pretty Panty, manufactured by Femi Secrets, is an excellent period protection alternative. Plus, the Pretty Panty is 100% safe.

Menstrual periods have always presented challenges to teenage girls and women, especially those amongst us with a heavy flow. If you’ve been diagnosed with fibroids, PCOS, or endometriosis, you especially know what this is like. Imagine no longer having to wear pads or tampons while experiencing your monthly flow. Instead, you can choose to wear comfortable, easy-to-use, and leak-proof period panties.

Discreet, stylish and protective, the Pretty Panty is made with comfortable, breathable material. The Pretty Panty is not like the traditional pad purchased in a grocery store or drugstore. Pads and tampons sold in stores are made out of plastic materials. Our Pretty Panty is made from 100% organic materials that do not contain or emit any harmful chemicals. Plus, it is easy to use anytime day or night.

At Femi Secrets, in addition to providing unique feminine hygiene products, our goal is to educate, inform, and be a safe place for women to dialogue about their health. If you have any questions about our product or period health, please join the conversation on our Facebook page.

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