How is Tampax Pearl Plastic different from other plastic tampons?
The Pearl tampon has a totally different shape; there is an absorbent LeakGuard® braid designed to help stop leaks before they happen and minimize leakage; the smooth, plastic applicator is designed with an easy-to-hold Anti-Slip grip for comfortable insertion; it comes in a quiet and durable wrapper; and you have a choice of Fresh Scent or Unscented product.
Where can I buy Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons?
Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons are currently available in most major grocery, drug, and mass outlet stores and online
Is Tampax Pearl Plastic safe to use?
Yes. Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons are safe to use as instructed and as safe to use as any currently marketed tampon. After reviewing extensive design, safety, and performance information, the FDA granted P&G marketing authorization for Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons. As with any tampon product, women should use tampons that have the lowest absorbency that meets their needs, and be aware of the signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Get more information on TSS.
What is Tampax Pearl Plastic made from?
They’re made from a combination of cotton and rayon— rayon is a natural cellulose fiber found in trees, and it’s actually been used in tampons for more than 25 years! The overwrap, or covering over the tampon's absorbent material, is a common man-made fabric used in tampons, pads, and wipes.
Is Rayon safe?
Rayon is as safe to use as cotton. It is made from natural cellulose fiber found in trees and has been used in tampons for more than 25 years. Extensive testing done by leading scientists at Harvard University, Dartmouth Medical School, University of Wisconsin, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has demonstrated that rayon and cotton are equally safe materials.
Are Fresh Scent Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons safe?
The fragrance used in Tampax Pearl Plastic was developed specifically for use in tampons. It has undergone extensive evaluation to ensure that Fresh Scent Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons are as safe and comfortable to use as tampons without fragrance. Tampons containing this fragrance have been used by women volunteers with no increased reports of irritation, or other harmful effects, compared to Unscented Tampax Pearl Plastic tampons. If you prefer a fragrance-free tampon, try Unscented Tampax Pearl Plastic.
Can I flush the wrapper?
We recommend that the wrapper (and the applicator) be disposed of in the trash.
Can I flush the tampon?
Yes. For best results, flush the tampon separately from bath tissue. Frequent flushing is not recommended for septic systems.