Maybe those wet wipes weren't meant to be flushed. (Tweet this)
Nice-Pak, which makes a variety of personal wipes, has agreed to stop advertising that some products are safe to flush, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday. Under the FTC settlement, Nice-Pak cannot assert the wipes are suitable for sewer and septic systems without substantiation under threat of civil penalty.
The FTC alleges that Nice-Pak misrepresented certain products by claiming they would break up shortly after flushing.
"The evidence didn't back up Nice-Pak's claims that their wipes were safe to flush," said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, in a release. "If you claim a product is flushable, it needs to flush in the real world, without clogging household plumbing or sewer and septic systems."