Manufacturer agrees to stop using ‘flushable’ claim​

DC Water and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission say wipes clog sewer lines and break pumps because they don’t break apart like toilet paper.

The manufacturer for wipes sold under the Costco, CVS, Target and BJ’s Wholesale Club labels has agreed to stop advertising them as “flushable” until it can prove they are safe to flush, a move hailed by utility officials nationwide who say the wipes clog sewer treatment systems.

The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed consent order against Nice-Pak Products Inc. was reached as part of a settlement with the company in May. The 30-day public comment period on the proposed order ended June 19, and the FTC will now decide whether to make the order final.

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