Iowa city files class action lawsuit over ‘flushable’ bathroom wipes​

The city, in its 44-page complaint, seeks to recover for the harm allegedly caused by the defendant companies’ “unfair practices associated with the design, testing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and/or sale of allegedly 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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