Thinx Reaches Settlement in ‘Forever Chemicals’ Era Underwear Class Action Lawsuit

At the end of last year, Thinx received preliminary approval of an agreement that settles a class action lawsuit filed against its underwear during the signing period. Now the official settlement website is live – and you may be eligible for compensation.

The New York-based brand, known for its menstrual hygiene products, has received at least three lawsuits since Nov. 2020 regarding its claims that its washable underwear is “organic, sustainable and non-toxic.” Some claimed they actually contain harmful “forever chemicals,” where third-party tests found the short chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the product. (These substances are often used to make fabrics waterproof and stain-resistant, but can potentially accumulate and lead to a number of possible health problems.) The underwear in question also had agion, an odor-reducing agent, meaning it wasn’t “free.” from these non-migrating nanoparticles,” as the brand had claimed.

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