Settlement Structure: Claims Made
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To settle a class action about U by Kotex tampons, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. is paying $7 million to users and additional amounts for attorneys and other costs of the suit and settlement. The complaint alleged that the products unravel or come apart at removal, which can cause some pieces to remain in the body. In addition, the complaint claimed that the tampons can cause infections, irritation localized vaginal injury, and other problems.Docket Number:
19 L 0846
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.
Filing Deadline: August 18, 2020
Class Period: March 8, 2013 to November 19, 2019
Objection Deadline: July 6, 2020
Exclusion Deadline: July 6, 2020
Final Approval Hearing: July 20, 2020Proof of Purchase:
You do not need to provide proof of purchase, but you may be able to claim a larger award if you do.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person in the US or its territories who bought one or more of the products at issue at retail, between March 8, 2013 and November 19, 2019. The products include these tampons in the U by Kotex line, in Regular, Super, and Super-Plus Absorbency:
- U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons
- U by Kotex® Fitness® Tampons
- U by Kotex® Click® Tampons
- U by Kotex® Security® Tampons
Without proof of purchase, $6 per box, up to a maximum of $30. If you wish to claim more than $30, you must provide proof of purchases that occurred during the class period, and your award will be based on the retail value of the products shown.
Total Settlement Amount: Up to $7,000,000 for cash payouts; additional amounts for attorneys and other expensesClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Bursor & Fisher
Nelson and Nelson Attorneys at Law PC
Reich Radcliffe & Hoover LLP
Case Name: Moore v. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Settlement Website: U by Kotex Tampons Defective Tampon Settlement Website
Heffler Claims Group
Moore v. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 8612
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8612