California reintroduces proposal to modify Prop 65 warning methods

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 149.23 to keep stakeholders up to date with the latest proposals affecting California Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has reintroduced a proposal to modify the safe harbor warning methods required under Prop 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. These were previously introduced in 2021, revised twice and then abandoned.

The main aim of the proposal is to limit usage of the short form of the Prop 65 warning. Currently, companies can use the short form without identifying the chemical name that the warning applies to.

SGS has published Stakeholder 149.23 to provide an overview of the latest proposal. It includes  information on previous proposals, highlights of the current proposal and a table with examples of the proposed new short form warning labels relating to exposure to:
– Carcinogens
– Reproductive toxicants
– Both carcinogens and reproductive toxicants
– A chemical that is listed as both a carcinogen and a reproductive toxicant

The OEHHA is holding a public meeting on December 13, 2023, and will accept comments until December 20, 2023.

SGS Prop 65 Services
With a global network of laboratories, SGS can offer comprehensive testing, product assessment and consultancy services related to California Proposition 65. SGS can assist your risk management strategy in consumer goods, such as DIYs, electrical and electronics, hardgoods products, juvenile products, and textile & toy products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Prop 65 Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full California reintroduces proposal to modify Prop 65 warning methods SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

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