Iowa city files class action lawsuit over ‘flushable’ bathroom wipes
An Iowa city has filed a class action lawsuit against a half-dozen makers of bathroom wipes, claiming the companies’ so-called “flushable” wipes have caused damage to the city’s sewer system and a number of its buildings.
The city of Perry filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Oct. 13.
The named defendants include: Procter & Gamble Company; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Nice-Pak Products Inc.; Professional Disposables International Inc.; Tufco Technologies Inc.; and Rockline Industries.
The companies make up the vast majority of the flushable wipes market -- most notably, Pampers, Huggies, Charmin, Cottonelle and Scott.
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