last updated : 2020/03/16
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
TAMPON, hygienic, light flow, box of 10 on request 0kg 0 Add
TAMPON, hygienic, normal, box of 10 on request 0kg 0 Add


General information

Important notice: Tampons are only to be distributed to women who already use this method of menstrual hygiene management.

Always check with the WatSan/Hygiene Promotion team for further advice prior to distributing tampons in a given context.


TAMPON, hygienic, normal or light flow, box of 10

The supplier to certify that the tampon does not contain any dangerous substances, is fit for use by human beings in accordance with international standards, as well as accepted by the sanitary inspection at final destination, the stricter one of both prevailing.

Manufacturers must comply with their obligations under the European General Product Safety Directive Ref: 2001/95/EC of 3 December 2001 (O.J. L011 of 15 January 2002).


Absorbent core material

100 % purified cotton and/or rayon


To be measured using the Syngina absorbency protocol (one droplet: light flow < 6 grams, two droplets: 6 to 9 grams, three droplets: 9 to 12 grams, regular flow) as per 21 CFR 801.430(f)

Cover or overwrap

Thin, non-woven 100% cotton or polypropylene layer attached to the surface of absorbent core to facilitate removal

Withdrawal cord

Stitched or knitted cotton with polypropylene braid

Must be suitably sewn with a polyester thread to the absorbent core to ensure safe and efficient removal


To help comfortably inserting the tampon.

If present, model and material to be described by supplier.

If a plastic applicator is supplied, it must be guaranteed BPA (Bisphenol A) free


No fragrance or deodorants


Individual paper, cellophane or polypropylene packaging to ensure hygienic quality of the product is maintained prior to use

Component Materials

Supplier will guarantee tampons to be free of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)/2,3,7,8-tetrachlorofuran dioxin (TCDF) and any pesticide and herbicide residues.

For any materials bleached during processing, the bleaching process used will be described, e.g., Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF) or Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF).


Supplier will provide biocompatibility data resulting from testing as described in the guidance “Use of International Standard ISO-10993, Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices Part-1: Evaluation and Testing”, for repeat use devices--30 days or more-- in contact with skin/mucosal membrane surface


Supplier will provide evidence that the tampon, in its final manufactured form, does not enhance the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, increase the production of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 (TSST-1) or alter the growth of normal vaginal microflora


Each pack of tampons must be provided with a set of instructions, which give clear advice and guidance on the correct use of the tampons.

The information should be clear and legible and in the language of the country of distribution.

The notice will provide important information regarding Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), inform consumers that TSS is potentially fatal, provide a full description of the symptoms of TSS, instruct the users to consult a doctor if the symptoms of TSS occur, limit wear-time per tampon to no more than 4 hours and advise against the use of tampons “overnight”, as well as general user instructions on the method for insertion and withdrawal of the tampon, advise to use the lowest absorbency/size to suit the flow, provide a full description of all the absorbencies/sizes available linking them to the menstrual flow, provide a statement on frequency of use, emphasize the importance of personal hygiene, inform the user to only use one tampon at a time and advise the user to ensure the removal of the last tampon once menstruation has finished




Primary pack

Carton box of 10 individually packaged tampons

Labelling on primary pack

Clear and durable marking with: product name, manufactured by: name and address, country of origin, production date and batch number.

Each pack of tampons must be labelled with the appropriate number of droplets to denote the range of Syngina absorbency. The droplets should be placed in a prominent position either on the front or top of the pack. The droplets will have a minimum size of 3 mm for the smallest packs and will be scaled up as appropriate for larger packs

Secondary packing

Export cardboard box 5 plies. Closed with long lasting tape or glued flaps. Box size to be tightly adjusted to content. Marking as specified in contract.

Transport packing

Pallets of n boxes, with shrink-wrapped plastic film. Pallet type and size as mentioned in contract. Supplier to indicate the pallet pattern and number of boxes per pallet as part of the contract.


Last update: 16/01/2020