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$5 Million Settlement for Thinx Customers Over Allegations of “Forever Chemicals” In Products

An underwear brand faced backlash and a $5 million settlement over reports of “forever chemicals” in their products, which would provide compensation for customers who bought them. Americans must act quickly in order to receive the funds.

Thinx, known for reusable period underwear, faced accusations of using a “forever” chemical in its garments. Despite labelling the underwear as “organic, sustainable and non-toxic,” testing revealed the presence of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), according to an article by Sierra Club published on January 7, 2020.

PFAS, which are commonly used to enhance the water- and stain-resistant properties of clothing, have been linked to cancer and birth defects when exposure to them is prolonged and consistent.

Thinx has denied allegations of PFAS in their underwear but agreed to pay $5 million to affected customers. They claim to prioritize customer health and safety, and deny any wrongdoing. They will continue to focus on producing safe and comfortable leak protection underwear.

The New York Post stated on January 18, 2023 that Thinx pledged to review its manufacturing to eliminate any use of PFAS and will require suppliers to sign agreements to obey the “Supplier Code of Conduct and Chemical Supplier Agreement.”

If you bought any of Thinx’s Cotton Brief, Cotton Bikini, Cotton Thong, Sport, Hiphugger, Hi-Waist, Boyshort, French Cut, Cheeky, or Thong styles between November 12, 2016 and November 28, 2022, you may be eligible for compensation.

Submit a claim for cash reimbursement for up to 3 purchases by April 12, 2023. Maximum reimbursement is over $100.

 

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