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Consumer Reports: Flushable wipes can wipe out plumbing

11:20 PM, Jan 25, 2014   |    comments
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CONSUMER REPORTS - Companies like Cottonelle and Charmin make sure you hear their message that you can flush their wipes. It's a popular promise with mothers with toddlers.

They sound so convenient. But plumbers say the wipes are clogging lines and costing homeowners hundreds of dollars.

Consumer Reports tested to see just how flushable the wipes really are.

In the video above 9NEWS Consumer Reporter Mark Koebrich saysthe product does not live up its name.

(Copyright © 2014 Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

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