SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders stay up to date with the latest news relating to consumer products and California Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Prop 65, or the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, is a unique piece of legislation that requires the state to maintain a list of chemicals, the Prop 65 List, known to cause cancer, birth defects and/or reproductive harm. There are now over 900 chemicals on the list.
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 chemical is listed, companies have twelve months to comply with this requirement.
SGS has published SafeGuardS 087.23 to provide stakeholders with details of multiple settlements for a wide variety of consumer goods. These settlements cover products containing:
– Chromium V
– N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)
– Proscribed phthalates
Products covered by the settlement agreements include everything from leather wallets, brass hose nozzles and planters to latex swimming caps, oils and umbrellas.
Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 087.23 to learn more about the products involved and the settlement agreements that have been reached.
Settlement agreements are only legally binding on named parties, but they do provide an indication of how manufacturers and suppliers should progress when operating in California.
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 Proposition 65 Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Products SafeGuardS.
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For further information contact:
Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
Ms. Melanie Schubert
Senior Technical Manager
Tel: +1 312 414 9394
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