I just received an email from Amazon that I might be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement on these wipes and I am – it looks like they owe me over $40! If you bought these wipes via Amazon (I did because I had them on my Subscribe and Save) you can easily search your orders by typing in “Cottonelle” and it will bring your invoice up for you. Then just save them to your phone or laptop and submit. It took me less than 10 minutes.
If you purchased recalled lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes between February 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020 in the United States or United States territories, for personal use and not for resale, you may be eligible for a cash payment from a Class Action Settlement.
WHAT IS THE LAWSUIT ABOUT?
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit called Armstrong et al. v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Case No. 3:20-CV-3150, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The lawsuit was initiated after Kimberly-Clark Corporation recalled certain lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes after detecting bacterium during product testing. The lawsuit seeks refunds for purchasers of those products.
WHO IS INCLUDED?
You are included in the Settlement if you purchased recalled lots Cottonelle Flushable Wipes for personal use between February 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020 in the U.S. or U.S. territories. This Settlement does not include personal injury claims and does not release those claims.
WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
If you purchased recalled lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes for personal use between February 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020 in the U.S. or U.S. territories, you could get up to a full refund with Proof of Purchase or up to $5 total without Proof of Purchase. Payments will be reduced pro rata if valid claims under this settlement exceed $13.5 million ($4 million was already paid under a separate refund process administered by Kimberly-Clark). You must submit a valid Claim Form by JANUARY 16, 2024. If you previously received a refund from Kimberly-Clark, you may not be eligible for payment under this settlement.
You can find more details on how to submit a claim by visiting www.WipeSettlement.com OR CALLING 1-833-383-6864.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
- SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM. To be eligible for a cash payment from this Settlement, you MUST submit a valid Claim Form no later than JANUARY 16, 2024. You can submit your Claim Form online at www.WipeSettlement.com or download the Claim Form from the Settlement Website and mail it to the Settlement Administrator. Amazon customers can login and file a claim by using the Login PIN below. The online claim form is available at www.WipeSettlement.com. If you purchased yours on Amazon like me, you should have received an email with a PIN to use. If you did not receive a PIN, you can register for a PIN via the link above.
- OPT OUT. If you do not want to be included in the Settlement, you must submit a written request to the Settlement Administrator by DECEMBER 26, 2023. You will keep your right to sue Defendant about the claims in this case, but you will not receive money. Detailed instructions on how to exclude yourself are found on www.WipeSettlement.com.
- OBJECT/COMMENT. You have the right to object to or comment on the Settlement and still get benefits. If you want to object to or tell the Court what you think about the Settlement, you must submit your objection/comment in writing by DECEMBER 26, 2023. Detailed instructions on how to object or comment are found on www.WipeSettlement.com.
- DO NOTHING. If you do nothing, you will not receive any benefits from the Settlement. You will be legally bound by decisions of the Court and you give up your right to sue Defendants relating to the claims resolved by this Settlement.
The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on March 6, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75242 which may be moved to a different location, time or date. At the hearing, the Court will hear objections, determine if the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, and consider Settlement Class Counsel’s request for fees and expenses and a Service Award for the Class Representatives. You may attend the Final Approval Hearing and ask to be heard by the Court, but you do not have to attend. Attorneys’ fees and expense requests will be posted on www.WipeSettlement.com after they are filed with the Court.
THIS IS ONLY A SUMMARY. For more information about the settlement and benefits, visit www.WipeSettlement.com call 1-833-383-6864, or write to Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Settlement Program, c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, PO Box 225391, New York, NY 10150-5391.