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FEBRAURY 2020 – RELEVANT FOR: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDRENS PRODUCTS
Recently, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a notice1 proposing to amend the Proposition 65 warning requirements for products sold over the internet or through a catalog. Public can submit their comment2 by 31 March 2020.
Since the new warning regulation came into effect from August 2018, OEHHA has received a number of inquiries concerning the warning requirements for internet and catalog purchases. Some businesses have question on what products the internet or catalog warning applies to. Therefore, OEHHA decided to provide more clarification and specificity to the current warning requirements for internet and catalog sales.
The highlight of proposed amendments is as follows:
The proposed amendments also include revisions to the specific provisions of alcoholic beverages, including the warning requirements for alcoholic beverages that are sold remotely and then later delivered to consumers.
OEHHA has developed two guidance documents2,3 with their responses to the frequently asked questions regarding the Proposition 65 warning requirements, as well as the internet and catalog warnings. The proposed regulation will help the businesses to more understand the warning methods for consumer products sold in different ways.
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