Class Action

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and More

Class Action

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and More

May 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. as to the named plaintiffs’ claims and When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. 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 TINA.org’s coverage of the product, click here.

 


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An ongoing TINA.org investigation spanning several years found that Walmart consistently and repeatedly used false and deceptive Made in USA representations to market products on its website, Walmart.com. (TINA.org also…


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