Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and More

May 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice as to the named plaintiffs’ claims and without prejudice 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 deceptively marketing flushable wipes – including Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths, Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths, and Equate Flushable Wipes – as “flushable” when they actually do not break apart after flushing and can cause sewer, septic, and plumbing problems. (Sweeney et al v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Rockline Industries, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-03201, M. D. FL.).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding flushable wipes and’s coverage of the product, click here.


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