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ACCC flushes action against Aldi wipes

The consumer watchdog has ended its investigation into Aldi's bathroom cleaning wipes after the supermarket chain removed labelling suggesting the product is flushable.

In July the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission prompted Aldi to temporarily remove the wipes from sale due to concerns over them being labelled as "flushable" and able to "disintegrate in the sewage system".

"We're pleased that Aldi has added a 'do not flush' message for consumers, making it clear that the bathroom cleaning wipes it is still selling should be disposed of in a rubbish bin instead of a toilet," ACCC chairman Rod Sims said in a statement on Friday.

The ACCC have separate proceedings in the Federal Court against household product manufacturer Pental Limited and Kimberly-Clark Australia regarding misleading claims for similar wipes.

"These products did not, for example, disintegrate like toilet paper when flushed," Mr Sims said.

"Australian water authorities face significant problems when non-suitable products are flushed down the toilet as they contribute to blockages in household and municipal sewerage systems."