Robbins Geller has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased “flushable” wipes products, which are generally described and/or advertised as being safe for use in sewer and septic systems.
The lawsuit alleges that these products are not, despite labeling that states otherwise, flushable at all. Instead, these products clog and damage plumbing pipes and drains, rendering the products not only functionally worthless, but also costly. Consumers who purchased these products are forced to pay for repairs to their plumbing systems as a result of using these products.
Plaintiffs in this lawsuit, or in a subsequently filed lawsuit, generally fall into two categories. First, there are the consumers who purchased so-called “flushable” wipes products that are marketed or labeled as being safe for use in sewer and septic systems. Second, there are local or state municipalities or waste water districts that have been forced to repair damage to the sewer system caused by the use of the so-called “flushable” products or have incurred costs in connection with the removal of these products from the sewer system.
Defendants include any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of products either labeled as flushable or marketed and/or described as being safe for use in sewer and septic systems.
Individual Cases are: