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Kotex Voluntary Recall Press Release

Kotex Voluntary Recall Press Release

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Kimberly-Clark Recalls Kotex Natural Balance* Security® UnscentedTampons Regular Absorbency from a Limited Number of Retail Stores Within theUnited StatesDALLAS
(November 9, 2011) — Effective November 9, 2011, Kimberly-Clarkannounced a product recall of a limited number of its Kotex Natural Balance* Security®Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency distributed to specific stores in the UnitedStates.This recall is limited to two product SKUs (carton codes), 15063 (18 count) and15068 (36 count). The tampons were manufactured with a raw material contaminatedwith a bacterium, Enterobacter sakazakii, which may cause health risks, includingvaginal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening. Women with serious existing illnesses, cancer or immune-compromised conditions, such as HIV, are at increased risk. There islimited evidence of transfer between individuals with this bacterium.The impacted product includes both 18-count and 36-count packages of the KotexNatural Balance* Security ® Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency that wereshipped to retail customers between October 29, 2011 and November 2, 2011 inspecific Walmart stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas;specific Fry’s stores in Arizona; and specific Smith’s stores in Utah and Arizona. Moreinformation about the specific product SKUs and lot numbers are noted below. Not allstores in the above mentioned states were impacted. All impacted stores have beenalerted to remove the recalled product SKUs from shelves. A listing of stores impactedand the latest information can also be found on the Kimberly-Clark website atwww.kimberly-clark.comand the Kotex brand website atwww.kotex.com. -more-
Kotex Natural Balance* Security® Unscented Tampons Regular AbsorbencyAffected Lot Numbers:
Product SKU numbers 15063 and 15068 are the last five digits of the product’sbarcode and can be found on the bottom of the package. Specific lot numbers can befound inside the red box located on the bottom of the package.
Kimberly-Clark Kotex Natural Balance* Security®Regular UnscentedTamponsCarton LotNumber Carton Count SKU
AC129321X 18 Count 15063AC129325X 36 Count 15068AC129421X 18 Count 15063AC129425X 36 Count 15068AC129521X 18 Count
15063AC129525X 36 Count
15068AC129621X 18 Count
15063AC129625X 36 Count
15068AC129721X 18 Count 15063AC129725X 36 Count 15068AC129821X 18 Count
15063AC129825X 36 Count
15068AC129921X 18 Count
15063AC129925X 36 Count
Photographs of the recalled packages are included.Consumers should contact a physician immediately if they have used the impactedKotex Natural Balance* Security® Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency productand experience unusual vaginal discharge, rash, fever, headache, vomiting or abdominal pains, particularly if they are HIV positive, have AIDS, cancer, an existingserious illness or may be pregnant.If any consumer has the impacted Kotex Natural Balance* Security® UnscentedTampons Regular Absorbency in their possession, they should stop using the productimmediately. They should also contact Kimberly-Clark’s Consumer Services Division at1-800-335-6839 so the necessary information and arrangements can be made toretrieve the unused product.

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