California Proposition 65 Testing and Certification

California Proposition 65 testing helps you access the Californian market

Guarantee the quality of your products

Guarantee the quality of your products

What is California Proposition 65?

Products must comply with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (also known as CA Prop 65). The 1986 law aims to protect drinking water sources from contamination by chemicals and other toxic substances linked to cancer, birth defects and reproductive hazards. Companies conducting business within the state must provide consumer warnings in connection with products containing or exposing any one of almost 900 listed chemicals and substances.

Why is CA Prop 65 COMpliance important?

The list of chemicals deemed hazardous is long and updates are made often. Whether a product is established or new to market, businesses should verify whether it is compliant with the law and ensures market access to California. Failure to comply with requirements can lead to civil penalties of up to $2500 per violation per day.

TÜV SÜD’s CA Prop 65 service makes compliance easy

TÜV SÜD offers a complete range of chemical testing, certification, auditing and advisory services on regulations and standards applicable to consumer products. Our global network of accredited laboratories can assess products to assure compliance with California Proposition 65 and other applicable national and international regulations and standards.

Our CA Prop 65 testing service includes:

  • Testing - TÜV SÜD testing laboratories are equipped to conduct all types of testing related to California Proposition 65
  • Documentation - We can review the content of your documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance
  • Regulations - TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up-to-date on applicable regulations and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organisations.


California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65

New warning label requirements for California Proposition 65


Consumer Products and Retail Essentials

Consumer Products & Retail Essentials

Consumer trust is key when you manufacture or retail products that are part of everyone’s daily life

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Toxic-Free World

Toxic-Free Future

Eliminating dangerous chemicals from textile industries

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Water Security

Chemical Management & Detox

Chemical data management and the PDCA cycle.

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