YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections


The case of the shrinking toilet-paper cardboard tube

March 05, 2014|By David Lazarus

Sue is troubled, and not just by all the troublesome things in the world.

She says it's come to her attention that the cardboard tube within toilet paper rolls is becoming narrower.

Sue isn't saying that toilet paper rolls are becoming smaller. Just the cardboard tube, which she says no longer reaches the edges of the roll.

ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions

And I know what you're saying: "Thank goodness someone has finally had the courage to speak up!"

Now, I don't know what brand of toilet paper Sue is talking about, so I'll just have to take her word for it.

Is it truly a problem? And are there other toilet paper-related issues we need to ponder?

For those answers, check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

Los Angeles Times Articles