Thinx, a popular brand of period underwear, recently faced a lawsuit regarding the presence of harmful chemicals in their products. The lawsuit alleged that Thinx’s period underwear contained traces of PFAS, a group of chemicals known as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment and potential harm to human health.
The lawsuit was filed in August 2020 by a group of consumers who claimed that Thinx had engaged in false advertising and had failed to disclose the presence of PFAS in their products. The lawsuit also alleged that Thinx had violated California’s Proposition 65, a law that requires companies to provide warnings to consumers about the presence of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.
Thinx denied the allegations and claimed that their products were safe and free of harmful chemicals. The company also pointed out that the levels of PFAS found in their products were well below the limits set by regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).