Company That Makes Wet Wipes Agrees Not To Call Products “Flushable” Unless It Can Prove It

May 18, 2015
Consumerist

After pleas from sewage workers and hearing from plumbers who say flushable wipes are actually not flushable or good for sewer systems, one company that makes wet wipes for retail partners has agreed to stop marketing its products as safe for flushing, unless it can substantiate that claim.

The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Nice-Pak Products, which makes wet wipes for reatil customers like Costco, CVS, Target and BJ’s Wholesale Club, wherein it agreed to stop advertising moist toilet tissues as flushable unless it can prove that they’re safe for sewer and septic tanks.

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