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Sanitary Tampons

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was discussed at his Department's most recent meeting with tampon manufacturers; and whether he will advise those manufacturers that a warning about toxic shock syndrome should be clearly visible on the outside of tampon boxes.

My officials are in correspondence with the tampon industry about more prominent labelling about the use of the product. But I have no present intention of asking manufacturers to mention toxic shock syndrome on the outside of the packet.