The Period Posse will be checking all donations for tampons that are affected by the recall. (File photo)

Local fundraising initiative addresses tampon recall

Period Posse checking donations during 10-day campaign

A recent product recall adds an extra layer of work for a local fundraising initiative.

As Period Posse launched a 10-day campaign to fundraise for menstrual products for people who can’t afford them, a recall was announced by Kimberly-Clark on a line of its Kotex tampons.

RELATED: Victoria fundraiser looking for menstrual products

“We’re encouraging folks to check their donations or donate alternate brands,” said Lindsay Shaw, founder of the Period Posse. “However, Period Posse will check all incoming donations as well.”

Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in Canada and the United States after reports of the tampons coming apart and unraveling upon removal.

The company says that in some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

“The U by Kotex line has historically not been one of the more commonly donated brands,” said Shaw. “So far, we have not seen any recalled products donated. If we do see any recall products, we will contact Kimberly Clark and go through their return process.”

Menstrual cups, which Period Posse is also collecting, are an eco-friendly alternative to tampons.

The group hopes to fundraise $10,000 worth of products between tampons, pads, cups, clean underwear and cash.

Donations will be dispersed through several social services across Victoria, including Cool Aid, the 1up Single Parent Resource Centre, the Sandy Merriman House, Rock Bay Landing, SOLID, and several youth groups.

For more information, you can visit facebook.com/periodposse.

RELATED: Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

A full list of the recalled lot numbers is available on the Kimberly-Clark website.


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Oak Bay Police melt dozens of guns into metal cube

Set of rare dueling muskets could go to museum

VicPD seek missing 82-year-old man with long grey beard

Arthur Shaw was last seen Dec. 6, those who see him should call 911

Victoria looks to suspend taxi obligations as ride hailing services arrive

Ten ride hailing companies are set to come to Greater Victoria in the new year

Victoria Police Department taking too long to respond to emergency calls

A new report says VicPD is not meeting its 911 response targets

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

POLL: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree?

The lights are up, holiday shoppers are bustling through the streets and… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Dec. 10

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver sees two-game win streak snapped

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

The Island is located about five kilometres east of Vancouver Island

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in small Island community

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around Chemainus

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Most Read