Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kotex... Are you kidding me?!!!

As if women didn't have enough to worry about, now we have to worry about the safety of our tampons! That's right, the safety of your tampons has been compromised... Not once, but TWICE!

Kotex has recently issued a recall on their Natural Balance Security tampons. The reason for the recall... a potentially deadly bacterium... Enterobacter sakazakii, which may cause health risks, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening!!! Really Kotex?!  Women are buying these tampons because Kotex is a "trusted" brand and these new Natural Balance tampons are supposed to be healthier. It sounds to me that aren't at all healthier!  

As if that weren't enough to make your stomach turn... Danielle, owner of the blog Parr for the course has just posted about her experience with Kotex. In her blog Danielle shares a horrifying discovery she made... a MOLDY tampon!!! 

The moldy tampon was found in a brand new, un-opened box of Kotex security tampons. When she was opening the plastic wrapper of a tampon she accidentally pushed the inner plunger a bit exposing the tip of the BRAND NEW tampon. That is when she made the horrible discovery... MOLD.  Here is a picture from her blog of the moldy tampon...

Now I don't know about you, but THAT makes my stomach turn! She contacted Kotex and they replied with a VERY unsympathetic response and coupons! Coupons, Really? As if she would ever use Kotex again. 

I have never been so relieved to be a cloth pad user! Not only do i not have to worry about deadly bacteria or mold, but I have never felt healthier "down there". 

If you are thinking about making the switch to reusable cloth pads or menstrual cups I have a few links for you! 

Luna Pads is offering $5 off The DivaCup and other products over $30 on Lunapads.com with discount code: EwwByKotex Offer expires June 30th 2011.

Blossom Pads will give you 10% off your entire order by entering the discount code: TarotLady  on http://www.blossom-pads.com/ 

To read Luna Pads' article about these two Kotex related stories please visit the link below:

To read the FDA's report on the Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons click the link below:

To read Danielle's blog post about the moldy tampon click the link below:

Please share this with every woman you know!!

1 comment:

Butterfly Diva said...

Hello, I saw your youtube video on cloth pad reviews. I am really thinking about this. I am really a heavy bleeder, endometriosis,an all. Can you give me a shopping list on how to get started?
I already went to Lunapads that has the diva cup & pads combo. But what else will I need for a no fail monthy set up. Also economical.