California Proposition 65 Compliance
While all companies selling products in the US must comply with relevant federal and international regulations, those doing business in the state of California must also be aware of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as California Proposition 65, or Cal Prop 65. Today, companies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to Notices of Violation and lawsuits caused by failure to comply with Cal Prop 65 requirements.
Compliance Enviro Services offers comprehensive programs to help you achieve Prop 65 compliance, which include:
- Product assessments
- Lab testing
- Technical guidance
- Settlement reviews
What is California Proposition 65?
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, often referred to as Cal Prop 65, is a California law intended to protect the State’s residents and drinking water sources from toxic chemicals and to inform its citizens about exposure to them. The State published a list of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. That list, which must be updated and published once a year, has grown to include more than 950 chemicals since its inception. The two main categories of the listed chemicals are carcinogens and reproductive toxicants.
While Cal Prop 65 does not expressly prohibit the sale of products containing its listed chemicals, it does require the manufacturer to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning if a product’s content of a listed chemical exceeds the “safe harbor level.” Of the 950+ chemicals regulated by Prop 65, safe harbor levels have only been identified for about 300.
Does California Proposition 65 Apply to Your Product?
California Prop 65 applies to all consumer products sold in the state of California.
AI experts will test your products for listed chemicals and advise you on achieving Prop 65 compliance. We have expertise in a wide variety of product categories, including, but not limited to:
- Apparel and textiles
- Footwear and accessories
- Toys and children’s products
- Cosmetics and beauty products
- Electrical and electronic goods
- Promotional products