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. (Kurtz et al v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Costco Wholesale Corporation
, Case No. 14-cv-01142, E. D. NY.).
For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding flushable wipes and TINA.org’s coverage of the product, click here.