Equate Flushable Wipes

January 2017: This action was dismissed with prejudice, 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 issues, including clogged toilets. (Richard et al v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Rockline Industries, Case No. 15-cv-4579, E. D. NY.)

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