Costco Kirkland Signature Flushable Wipes $2M Settlement

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
July 2, 2024 11:50 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Costco Kirkland Signature Flushable Wipes $2M Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$7.50 - $55.90
Deadline:
August 9, 2024
SUBMIT CLAIM

If you are an individual over the age of 18 who resides in the United States and purchased Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes in the State of New York between July 1, 2011, and May 31, 2017, you may be eligible to claim up to $55.90 from this class action settlement.

Costco Wholesale Corporation has agreed to pay $2,000,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged false advertising of their Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes. The lawsuit claims that the product was not actually flushable and caused damage to plumbing systems.

Can I Claim an Award?

To qualify, the purchase must have been made for personal use and not for resale.

Members of the Settlement Class include those who currently maintain a Costco membership and those who do not. If you currently have a Costco membership, you will automatically receive a payment based on the number of packages purchased. If you do not have a Costco membership, you must submit a valid claim to receive a payment.

  • Current Costco members: Automatically receive payment
  • Non-Costco members: Must submit a valid claim

What Can I Get in the Settlement?

Each Settlement Class Member is entitled to a payment of $1.30 per package of Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes purchased during the Settlement Class Period. The minimum payment is $7.50 per household, regardless of the number of packages purchased, and the maximum payment is $55.90 per household. Only one claim may be submitted per household.

For example, if you purchased 10 packages, you would receive $13.00 (10 packages x $1.30). If you purchased 5 packages, you would receive the minimum payment of $7.50. If you purchased 50 packages, you would receive the maximum payment of $55.90.

  • Minimum Payment: $7.50 per household
  • Maximum Payment: $55.90 per household

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

No proof of purchase is required to claim the reward. Settlement Class Members will be eligible to receive their settlement sums regardless of whether their claims are corroborated by proofs of purchase.

How to Claim Your Award

If you do not currently maintain a Costco membership, you must fill out the claim form available at file a claim online. You can also print the claim form and mail it to the Claims Administrator at Kurtz v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 301134, Los Angeles, CA 90030-1134. Claim forms must be submitted online or received by mail by August 9, 2024.

If you currently maintain a Costco membership, you do not need to submit a claim. Costco will identify Settlement Class Members and the number of product units purchased and issue the appropriate check to the mailing address on file.

How do I Get Paid?

  • Costco Members: Payments will be made by check and sent to the mailing address on file
  • Non-Costco members: Those who submit a valid claim will receive their payment by check to the address provided in their claim form.

$2,000,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount is $2,000,000. This amount includes payments to Settlement Class Members, class settlement administration costs, attorneys' fees, and an award to the named plaintiff.

Class Counsel may apply for up to $3,000,000 in attorneys' fees and expenses, to be paid by Costco and Nice-Pak. The named plaintiff, Dr. D. Joseph Kurtz, may receive an award of $10,000 for his time and effort in pursuing the lawsuit on behalf of the Settlement Class.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: August 9, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing: August 30, 2024

Why There is a Class Action Settlement

The lawsuit alleges that Costco's Kirkland Signature Moist Flushable Wipes were falsely advertised as flushable and safe for sewer or septic systems. The plaintiff claims that the product caused damage to plumbing systems, leading to this class action settlement.

Costco denies these allegations but has agreed to settle the case to avoid further litigation. The settlement provides immediate monetary relief to the Settlement Class without the cost, time, and expense of continued litigation.

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Status
Open for Claims
Settlement Amount
$2,000,000
Award
$7.50 - $55.90
Is Proof Required?
No Proof
No Proof
Days Remaining to file Claim
16
Claim Deadline
August 9, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
August 30, 2024
Case Number
1:14-cv-1142-PKC-RML
Case Title
Kurtz v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., et al.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Kurtz v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. Claims Administrator P.O. Box 301134 Los Angeles, CA 90030-1134 1-877-514-0201 info@costcoflushablewipessettlement.com
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