ORLANDO, Fla. — Kimberly-Clark is recalling several lots of a type of its Kotex-brand tampons because of reports that they're unraveling and, in some cases, causing someone to need medical attention.

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  • There have been reports the product can come apart
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The recall includes U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, which were manufactured between October 7, 2016 and October 16, 2018, and distributed between October 17, 2016 and October 23, 2018. 

Kotex posted a full list of recalled lot numbers on its website. You can check your product by looking for specific lot numbers, which are found on the bottom of the package.

Kimberly-Clark says it has received reports that the tampons can come apart. In some cases, consumers had to get medical attention to remove pieces left in the body, or suffered other medical conditions because of that.

Consumers that have recalled Kotex products should stop using the product immediately and call the Kimberly-Clark Consumer Service team at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Consumers who have medical issues that may be related the products should get medical attention immediately.