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Costco, Target, Others Hit With Flushable Wipes Class Action

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 4:03 PM EST) -- Major retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp., Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. manufacture and sell wipes that are misrepresented as safe to flush and consequently damage sewage systems, claimed a proposed class of sewage treatment plant operators Monday in New York federal court.

The Preserve at Connetquot Homeowners Association Inc., a New York-based homeowners association that operates a sewage treatment plant, argued the retailers sell “flushable” wipes that clog or otherwise damage sewage treatment facilities, requiring the operators of the facilities to bear the costs of...
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