Class Action Complaint Over Flushable Wipes
March 11 (Bloomberg) — The flushable wipes market is a $6 billion-a-year industry. Sales are reportedly growing at 5 to 6 percent annually. But who says the wipes are actually “flushable?” A class-action lawsuit contends that they, in fact, are not, despite the claims by makers of the products. Further, according to the complaint, the rise in popularity of the products correlates with millions in plumbing damage to homeowners, and city and state water treatment facilities.