Johnson & Johnson: O.B. Tampons Back On Shelves Within Weeks

The shortage of o.b. tampons may soon be over.
The shortage of o.b. tampons may soon be over.

Bonnie Jacobs, a spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson, owner of the division that makes the applicator-free tampons, says in an email message: "We expect stores to be restocked in a matter of weeks."

Ms. Jacobs wouldn't answer specific questions about the shortage, nor whether there were any safety concerns about o.b.s. She referred to the following statement, printed here in its entirety:

This program aired on December 24, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Headshot of Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



More from WBUR

Listen Live