The mold man cometh.
Danielle Parr found a moldy tampon in her 36-count Kotex tampon box. While all the other little guys appeared to be normal, one purple tampon in particular had moldy black spots on the surface of the fabric. The company basically told her to shove that moldy tampon up her pestering, blogging c*nt:
“We understand how distressing it can be to find mold on a product that is used for personal hygiene and apologize for your concern. In instances where it has been found, we conducted tests on the product involved and have found the mold to be a common environmental species that carries no health risk. The vegetative mold is similar in nature to mold on vegetables or in baked goods.”
Kotex’s flippant response was pretty disturbing to a lot of people, and public outcry lead the company to issue a second apology in which they pretended to give a shit about the issue and requested that the moldy tampon be returned in a pre-paid envelope for ‘testing’ (AKA burning). Parr sent it elsewhere for independent testing, instead, but Kotex eventually went on to recall almost 1,500 cases of potentially mold-infested cartons of tampons.