There was a RECALL. The company, and the CDC were both so desperate for quick action they turned to the Postal Service to make what arrangements they could make to get all the unused ones OUT OF SERVICE and back into the company's hands.
I'm the guy who did that ~ not Obama, not some woman ~ ME! I saved American womanhood ~ LITERALLY.
I've never forgotten the experience.
Are you talking about Rely tampons from back in the early 80’s? due to toxic shock syndrome?