Kimberly Clark (KMB) has recalled its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency for what it is calling a quality-related defect. The recalled tampons may unravel or come apart upon removal, which in some cases has led to women needing medical attention to remove tampon pieces that were left in the body.

Kimberly Clark has received reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury as well as other symptoms in a small number of users, it said.

Sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, the recalled tampons were manufactured between Oct. 7, 2016, and Oct. 16, 2018. They were distributed between Oct. 17, 2016, and Oct. 23, 2018. The recalled tampons affect specific lot numbers which are found on the bottom of the tampon package. A full list of recalled lot numbers can be found here.

Kimberly Clark is directing consumers to immediately stop using the recalled tampons. Questions related to the recall can be directed to Kimberly Clark’s Customer Service team at 1-888-255-3499, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST.

Consumers that experience symptoms such a pain, bleeding, discomfort, vaginal itching or swelling, bladder, vaginal or yeast infections, hot flashes, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting should seek immediate medical attention.

U.S. consumers can report adverse reactions to MedWatch – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's safety information and adverse event reporting program online, by mail or by fax to 1-800-FDA0178. Canadian consumers can report adverse reactions to Health Canada through the online Health Product Complaint form.

Kimberly Clark stock was up over 3.5 percent as of this morning. 

Tampons Kimberly Clark has recalled its U by Kotex tampons for a quality defect that can cause unraveling, leaving pieces of the tampon in the body. A picture taken in Nantes on February 24, 2016 shows tampons. Residual amounts of potentially toxic substances were found in sanitary pads and tampons, French consumer rights group '60 Millions de Consommateurs' announced, urging the government to impose stricter control on the products. Photo: Getty Images/LOIC VENANCE