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Lawsuit alleges flushable wipes damaged septic system

By Shaun Zinck | Feb 3, 2015

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A class-action lawsuit filed on Jan. 27 alleged Proctor & Gamble and Nehemiah Manufacturing Company, the makers of flushable wipes, falsely advertised the products, which resulted in damaged and clogged pipes and septic systems. 

Laquanda Allen and Lydricka Jones are seeking more than $5 million in damages plus court costs.

Allen said she paid approximately $30 for a packet of 480 flushable wipes, but allegedly noticed issues with the plumbing and septic system immediately after flushing the wipes down the toilet.

Jones purchased a 250 pack of wipes for approximately $13.49 and used the wipes on her infant child. She discontinued using the wipes after allegedly having several issues with a clogged toilet.

The lawsuit also alleged other non-flushable wipes are significantly lower in price compared to the wipes sold by Proctor & Gamble. A 320 pack of similar wipes purchased by Jones went for $10.19, and a 448 pack of wipes similar to the ones purchased by Allen were sold for $10.97.

Allen and Jones are represented by Tim Howard of Howard & Associates, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida.

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Tallahassee Division case number 4:15-cv-00038.

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