Although the chances of it happening are slim to none, there are still a lot of women out there who fear that a tampon could one day get stuck.
There are some who even worry that the string will disappear and they'll lose the tampon inside them.
This week, some of those fears were validated when a number of women were forced to seek medical help after tampons pieces were left behind in their bodies.
A few of those affected by the defective tampons suffered infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, as well as other symptoms.
As a result of these cases, Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary recall of its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, specifically the regular absorbency format.
The company blames the issue on a quality-related defect could have an impact on performance due to the fact that the tampons come apart when removing them from the body.
The popular feminine hygiene product was being sold across the United States and Canada, but have since been pulled off store shelves.
The recall is limited to specific to U by Kotex Sleek tampons that were manufactured prior to October 16, 2018. You can verify if you have a recalled product through this lot number checker on the Kotex website.
Kimberly-Clark urges those who purchased the recalled product to stop using it immediately and call their consumer service line at 1-888-255-3499 between 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. There is no need to return the product back to the store.
If you experience "vaginal injury (pain, bleeding, or discomfort), vaginal irritation (itching or swelling), urogenital infections (bladder and/or vaginal bacterial and/or yeast infections), or other symptoms such as hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting" after using a recalled Kotex product, you should seek medical help right away.