The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Nice-Pak Products Inc. to stop advertising moist toilet tissue as flushable unless the company substantiates that the product disperses in a “sufficiently short amount of time.” This is at least the second legal challenge regarding a major source of wastewater pump clogging.

Customers that sold the product included Costco, CVS, Target, and BJ's Wholesale Club.

“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. “If you claim a product is flushable, it needs to flush in the real world, without clogging household plumbing or sewer and septic systems.”

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