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US: Recent California Proposition 65 settlements

july 2018- Relevant for: Electrical & electronics, Hardlines, Softlines, Toys & children's products

As known, California Proposition 65 (Prop 65)1 enforcement is carried out through civil lawsuits which brought by the California Attorney General’s Office (OAG), or by a district attorney or city attorney. Private parties acting in the public interest are also allowed to bring Prop 65 lawsuits.

Effective 30 August 2018, businesses must comply with the new warning requirements for the exposures to any chemical in the Proposition 65 list. There are approximately two months until the effective date. Businesses must now review their warning statements2 used in supply chain and ensure the new products manufactured after the effective date comply with the new requirements.

Recently, the OAG reported several new settlements for the lawsuits of Prop 65 violations. Involved products range from cell phone accessories, utensils, heat sensitive receipt paper to electronics. The summary of the new settlements is in Table 1 below.

Table 1. The summary of new Prop 65 settlements

 

Chemicals

 Sources/ Products

 Reformulation

 Bisphenol A


 

Cell phone cases

3 ppm BPA

Polycarbonate Tumblers and spoons

BPA free

Thermal paper

No BPA is intentionally added (< 20 ppm is deemed to contain no intentionally added BPA)

Lead

Galvanized nails

Cover plates

100 ppm

Cuffer Bracelets

90 ppm for total content

1.0 µg for wipe test

 Lead and phthalates

 Vinyl/PVC Cords

1000 ppm DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIDP, DINP, DnHP

100 ppm Lead

 Phthalates

 Simplify Grip Liner

100 ppm DINP

- Headphone

- Vinyl Placement

- Bags, plastic backpacks

- Plastic Purse

- Travel Jewellery Organiser

- Kid's raincoats

 

1000 ppm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Foam rollers

1000 ppm DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIDP, DINP, DnHP

 

 


[1] California Proposition 65
 

[2] Sample Warnings and Translation for Businesses

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