SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS detailing recent 60-Day Notices issued by California’s Center for Environmental Health (CEH) relating to bisphenol A (BPA) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in several textile products.
60-Day Notices provide consumers with important information about the presence of these chemicals in the products they purchase. Legal notices were sent to manufacturers/suppliers of affected products, who then have 60 days the remedy the violation.
60-Day Notices are issued under California Proposition 65 (Prop 65), or the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’. This is a unique piece of legislation that requires the state to maintain a list of chemicals (Prop 65 List) known to cause cancer, birth defects and/or reproductive harm. Unless exempted, businesses operating in California must provide ‘a clear and reasonable warning’ (Prop 65 Warning) before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a substance on the Prop 65 List. Once a substance is included in the list, companies have twelve months to comply with this requirement.
SGS has published SafeGuardS 067.23 to give stakeholders operating in California a clear overview of the recent 60-Day Notices. The document includes lists of the products involved and more details of the use and impact of BPA and PFOA, one of many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Stakeholders are advised to review SafeGuardS 067.23 to learn more.
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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the California Proposition 65 60-Day Notices for BPA and PFOA on Textile Products SafeGuardS.
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