California Proposition 65 Testing and Certification

California Proposition 65 Testing

Ensure compliance with Proposition 65

Ensure compliance with Proposition 65

About 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.

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 to ensure market access to California. Failure to comply with requirements can lead to civil penalties of up to $2,500 per violation per day.

Proposition 65 services

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 services include:

  • 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 remain updated on applicable regulations and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organizations.


California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65

New warning label requirements for California Proposition 65



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