'Tampax' Cleared In Suit.
Tambrands Ltd., White Plains, NY--a subsidiary of Procter &
Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, and maker of "Tampax" tampons--was
cleared last month on charges of insufficient health warnings on
packages. The allegations were made in the U.K. by a woman who developed
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in 1994 after use of a tampon. The woman
contended that had she been properly warned about the risks of TSS on
the product's packaging she would have removed the tampon sooner.
For its part, Tambrands denied liability and stressed that it was the
package that was on trial, not the product itself.