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.
Thinx denies all of these allegations and that it “did something improper or illegal.”
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According to Class action, the parties started discussions “in earnest” back in Oct. 2021, before reaching an agreement in principle in June 2022 that Thinx would have to pay up to $5 million to settle the lawsuit. The agreement covers customers who bought their cotton shorts, cotton bikini, cotton thong, sport, hiphugger, hi-waist, boyshort, French cut, cheeky and g-string between Nov. 12, 2016 and Nov. 28, 2022.
The brand also promised to review its manufacturing processes to confirm that no PFAS are “deliberately added” to its products at any point (and have its raw material suppliers sign a “Supplier Code of Conduct and Chemical Supplier Agreement” certifying this). plus adding information about its antimicrobial treatments, per class action.
You can now submit your claim here to receive a cash refund for up to three purchases. The deadline is 12 April 2023.