Target Flushable Wipes Claims
Cleveland Defective Product Attorneys Pursing Class Action
Target’s Up & Up® Flushable Wipes are under scrutiny for causing homeowners to deal with costly problems with their sewer systems. The wipes are marketed as being “flushable” and even “septic safe,” however, consumers are finding out the opposite is true. Multiple complaints have risen from homeowners who have had to invest significant amounts of money into fixing the problem that these wipes caused.
The resulting lawsuit argues that the imagery and wording on Target’s packaging are misleading and incorrect. The packaging claims that the wipes “break apart after flushing” when in fact they do not. Testing and actual experience have proven that Target’s claims are false, and that the wipes can cause significant damage to sewer lines and septic systems.
Who Can Take Part in the Target Up & Up® Flushable Wipes Class Action?
A class action lawsuit was brought against Target in July of 2014 alleging that the Up & Up® Flushable Wipes manufactured by Nice-Pak for Target caused “hundreds, even thousands of dollars in damage” after failing to break apart as advertised, resulting in serious plumbing and septic line clogs.
In 2016, the class action was certified and, in 2018, Target and Nice-Pak agreed to a settlement in order to limit exposure to further litigation. Both entities continue to deny the allegations that the flushable wipes do not break apart and can cause clogging of plumbing and sewer lines.
Those eligible to take part in the class action include anyone who:
- Purchased Up & Up® Flushable Toddler Wipes between April 28, 2010 and October 31, 2014
- Is a United States resident
Do You Need Proof of Purchase to Join the Class Action?
Proof of purchase, such as a receipt, is not required to join the Target flushable wipes class action lawsuit. However, if you do not have proof of purchase, your claim will be capped. There is no cap for those who are eligible to take part and who submit proof of purchase; these class members may receive Target gift cards valued at $1.35 per eligible unit with no limit to the number of units.
Updates to the Target Flushable Wipes Class Action Lawsuit
On August 7, 2018, the class action against Target was granted final approval. Although multiple appeals were filed, these were dismissed in March of 2019. As of May 11, 2019, class members began receiving checks in the mail.
Currently, the Target flushable wipes class action is closed.
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