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lawsuit - flushable wipes (by Tony [NJ]) Jul 6, 2024 8:25 AM
       lawsuit - flushable wipes (by DJ [VA]) Jul 6, 2024 8:43 AM
       lawsuit - flushable wipes (by zero [IN]) Jul 6, 2024 4:01 PM
       lawsuit - flushable wipes (by Pat [VA]) Jul 6, 2024 4:32 PM
       lawsuit - flushable wipes (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 6, 2024 4:50 PM
       lawsuit - flushable wipes (by Busy [WI]) Jul 7, 2024 9:56 AM
       lawsuit - flushable wipes (by zero [IN]) Jul 7, 2024 3:24 PM

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lawsuit - flushable wipes (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2024 8:25 AM

USA today

Costco faces another class action lawsuit

Customers who bought Costco's Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes between 2011 and 2017 may be eligible for money in a class action lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit claims Costco falsely advertised their wipes as flushable, leading to damaged pipes, septic systems and other plumbing issues amongst customers.

According to Top Class Actions, a legal news website, Costco admitted no wrongdoing. They will pay out $2 million to resolve the false advertising. The website said, "Consumers argue they would not have purchased the wipes if they knew they were not truly flushable as advertised."

Those who bought the wipes in New York between July 1, 2011, and May 31, 2017, are eligible to be class members and have until August 9 to submit their claim. Class members are eligible to receive $1.30 per purchased product, with a maximum payment of $55.90 per household - the equivalent of 43 products.

According to the plaintiff, the wipes caused clogged plumbing and damaged sewage lines, pumps, and septic systems after being flushed. Although Costco says the wipes work as advertised, you may be eligible for cash in the lawsuit settlement.

Customers are only eligible in the class action lawsuit if they purchased the wipes in New York between 2011 and 2017. Those who purchased the wipes in any other state will have an invalid claim.

Consumers must visit this website to submit a valid claim. You do not need proof of purchase to receive the payment, according to Top Class Actions.

The minimum claim awarded to customers is $7.50 per household, with a maximum claim of $55.90.

lawsuit - flushable wipes (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2024 8:43 AM

Imagine that!! Falsely advertised as flushable. Duh!!

Well, it's true, they DO flush. They just cause trouble after.

Suppose you need to produce receipts? Who would have that?

So dumb all around

lawsuit - flushable wipes (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2024 4:01 PM

Says no proof needed. I imagine everyone in New York could say they bought the max amount for the whopping under $56.

That wouldn't take care of one service call.

Plus what about all the LLs that had damages?

I have said for years that all of those flushable items need to be off the market. Maybe this is the start of something?

Probably not. --107.147.xx.xx

lawsuit - flushable wipes (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2024 4:32 PM

That reminds me, I need to send out a memo to all my people telling them the dangers of flushing them. We did have one pumped last year because of it.

lawsuit - flushable wipes (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2024 4:50 PM

When they were developing the product, did they do studies to determine how many less people would buy the product if they were not flushable, and also determine how much they may have to pay out in a lawsuit if they claim they are flushable? Anyone want to bet they did?

lawsuit - flushable wipes (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2024 9:56 AM

Well, I , for one, am glad to see 'Do NOT flush.' splashed all over the packaging of those wipes now. I believe England was the first country to ban advertising things as flushable. Now, if we can get that on the packaging of white mice!

lawsuit - flushable wipes (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2024 3:24 PM

Mice or rice?

I don't want either flushed at my places. --107.147.xx.xx

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