SGS Summarizes California Prop 65 Settlement for BPA in Athletic Shirts

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS summarizing a consent judgement relating to athletic shirts reached under California Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

In recent times, several brands, retailers and manufacturers of athletic clothing operating in California have received 60-day notices from the Californian Center for Environmental Health (CEH) for alleged Prop 65 violations in relation to bisphenol A (BPA). In the main, the affected products are made from polyester with some spandex.

BPA is associated with developmental issues, serious eye damage, respiratory irritation, skin allergies and reproductive harm.

The most recent settlement relates to athletic shirts, with a reformulation limit of no more than ten parts per billion (ppb) BPA. In addition, substitutes such as BPS are not permitted but a Prop 65 Warning can be used.

SGS published SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. SafeGuardS 167.23 provides an overview of the settlement, including details of how the CEH goes about making sure products conform to the requirements in Prop 65.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 167.23 for more information.

It should be noted, these agreements are only legally binding on those parties named in the settlement.

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 US California Proposition 65 Settlement for BPA in Athletic Shirts SafeGuardS.

Subscribe here to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

For further information contact:

Dr. Min Zhu
US & Canada Softlines Business Head – Softlines
Tel: +19734611230
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

About SGS
We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 98,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Scroll to Top