Infected Tampons Withdrawn From Sale

Posted on November 16, 2011

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Kotex have removed about 1,400 cases of tampons from sale because of contamination with a bacterium that could cause dangerous infections, reports Time.

According the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recalled tampons were “manufactured with a raw material contaminated with a bacterium, Enterobacter sakazakii, which may cause health risks, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening.”

The FDA cautions that women with underlying health problems, cancer or immune-compromised conditions like HIV are at increased risk of infection.

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