FTC Halts Wipes Manufacturer’s ‘Flushable’ Claims

Rob Vilee

On Monday May 18th, the Federal Trade Commission announced the wipes manufacturer for Costco, Target, and CVS agreed to stop marketing their products as “flushable” until they have further scientific evidence to support their claims.

According to the FTC the company, Nice-Pak Products, Inc., used testing that failed to reflect real world household plumbing or septic conditions and violated the FTC act by misrepresenting that their wipes were safe to flush, break apart quickly and are safe for sewers and septic systems.

“If you claim a product is flushable, it needs to flush in the real world, without clogging household plumbing or sewer and septic systems,” states Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

 

Read the FTC’s Full Press Release Here >>

 

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