November 20th, 2020
July 2020: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. For more information, go to http://www.belfiorewipesettlement.com/. March 2020: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in which P&G agreed to provide class members who do not have proof of purchase with $0.70 for each product purchased and to provide class members who
November 17th, 2020
In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against CVS Health Corp. and Nice-Pak Products for allegedly falsely marketing wipes – including CVS Health Flushable Cleansing Wipes and CVS Health Maximum Strength Formula Medicated Wipes – as “flushable” when, according to plaintiffs, the wipes do not disintegrate and cause plumbing problems, including clogs and floods.
September 24th, 2019
March 2019: The Neumann appeal was voluntarily dismissed after the court ordered the objector to post an appeal bond (money held while an appeal is being decided to ensure that the costs of an appeal are paid). October 2018: The Ference appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2018:
July 16th, 2019
March 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. November 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would provide class members with monetary and injunctive relief. According to the settlement terms, class members who submit valid claims may receive a $0.60 refund for each product purchased (those with proof
December 15th, 2017
In December 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against several manufacturers of flushable wipes – specifically, Costco, CVS, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart – for allegedly falsely advertising wipes as safe to flush, safe for plumbing and sewer systems, and biodegradable when, according to plaintiffs, the wipes do not break into small
November 29th, 2017
October 2017: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s dismissal finding that the complaint adequately stated a claim. The appellate court also found that the named plaintiff had standing (i.e., a proper basis) for injunctive relief because she “properly alleged that she faces a threat of imminent or actual harm by not
September 19th, 2017
April 2017: This case was transferred to a court in Oregon. (Case No. 17-cv-567, D. OR.) May 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco Wholesale Corporation and Nice-Pak Products, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes as “safe to be flushed” when they actually cause plumbing issues, such as clogged toilets
September 19th, 2017
May 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiffs’ claims and as to the class members’ claims. The claims were dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. December 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Walmart, and Rockline Industries for allegedly
July 25th, 2017
January 2017: This action was dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart and Rockline Industries for allegedly misleadingly marketing Equate Flushable Wipes as “flushable” and “safe for properly maintained septic and sewer systems” when, according to the complaint, the wipes cause many plumbing
May 31st, 2017
April 2017: This case was transferred to a court in Maryland. (Palmer et al v. CVS Health et al, Case No. 17-cv-938, D. MD.) May 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against CVS Health and Nice-Pak Products, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing flushable wipes – including CVS/pharmacy® Flushable Cleansing Wipes and Total Home by CVS
January 23rd, 2017
December 2016: An amended complaint was filed in the state court action against Procter & Gamble and Nehemiah Manufacturing Company. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the companies deceptively market Pampers Kandoo flushable wipes as “flushable” when, in reality, they are not. According to the complaint, the wipes do not disintegrate when flushed and clog and
June 10th, 2015
In May 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kimberly-Clark Corporation for allegedly misleadingly marketing wipes – including Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes & Cleansing Cloths, Scott Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes, and Scottex Fresh Wipes – as “flushable” when the wipes actually do not disintegrate when flushed and cause plumbing, sewer, and septic system problems,
September 10th, 2014
They’re advertised as “flushable” but wastewater officials and consumers say that claim falls short.
September 24th, 2014
In February 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Costco for allegedly deceptively marketing flushable wipes – including Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes & Cleansing Cloths, Scotts Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes, and Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes — as “flushable” when they actually cause plumbing problems, such as clogging toilets and pipes.
April 17th, 2020
When companies green it, they better mean it.
December 22nd, 2014
With help from our readers, TINA.org’s second full year of operation was a definite success – helping to empower consumers against false and deceptive ads. Here’s a rundown of what we accomplished in 2014. (Click each title to explore) While there can be no doubt that TINA.org will be more than busy in the coming