Our class action lawyers are filing lawsuits for women who were injured by U by Kotex tampons, which were recalled in December 2018 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) after multiple reports surfaced of women developing severe infections.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: Our lawyers are currently wishing to speak with anyone who suffered an infection or other serious complications after using Kotex tampons. If you’ve been injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.


December 13, 2018 – The U by Kotex tampons have forced women to “seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body,” the manufacturer said. “There also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms.”

The recall affects regular-absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons produced between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018, according to the FDA. Products were sold in 18-count, 34-count and 3-count packages, as well as being included in 34-count multipacks of various types of tampons.

More than 200 separate lots are included in the recall, FDA said. The lot number can be found on the bottom of the package; enter this number into Kimberly-Clark’s recall website.

Side Effects of U by Kotex Sleek

  • Urogenital infections (such as bladder and/or vaginal bacterial and/or yeast infections)
  • Vaginal infections (such as itching or swelling)
  • Vagina injuries (such as pain, bleeding, or discomfort)
  • Other symptoms (such as hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting)

FDA Recommendation

If you’ve experienced a problem using Kotex tampons, FDA recommends that you contact your doctor immediately. Waiting to do so could put you at risk of developing Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a life-threatening complication of bacterial infection.

Consumers who have purchased recalled Kotex tampons should not return them to stores, and instead call Kimberly-Clark for further instructions. A spokesman says the company is reimbursing people who purchased packages affected by the recall.

Do I Have a Kotex Tampons Recall Class Action Lawsuit?

The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Kotex tampons recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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