Are You Compliant with Updated Prop 65 Regulations?

Are You Compliant with Updated Prop 65 Regulations?

We know how overwhelming it can be to keep up with all the latest rules and regulations that affect your business daily. The latest changes to Prop 65 are just one of them, but with up-to-date information and valuable resources, we can help you navigate these changes.

If you do business in California, you’ll want to pay close attention to the updated Proposition 65 regulations that went into effect in August 2018. The regulation requires businesses to label consumer goods that could expose consumers to chemicals identified by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. There are currently more than 850 chemicals that require a warning label.

Those found in violation of Prop 65 could pay a hefty price. Failing to provide warnings can be as high as $2,500 per violation per day, according to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

Prop 65: What You Need to Know

The biggest questions are ‘what changed and how does it apply to me?’

 Here are some fast facts on Prop 65:

  • The warning requirements apply to consumer goods products, as they have always been
  • The label must name at least one listed chemical that prompted the warning, a change since August 2018
  • Online retailers must now provide warnings on their website

While this covers some of the new changes, you can learn more about Prop 65 and the new warning label requirements at Proposition 65: Your Right to Know.

Commitment to Safety & Quality

Rather than submit their products for analytical testing, most manufacturers review product ingredients and list potential chemicals so that they follow regulations, but don’t incur testing costs.

Out of a desire to support our customers (and thus their customers) and manufacturers that sell into California, RS Industrial has invested in having our products tested for Prop 65 chemicals. We are excited to share that the potential Prop 65 chemicals were not detected in the Adhesive Squares products that were tested, with the detecting limit as low as 25 parts per billion!

This not only allows customers to use our products without having to label to their end use customers, but also provides confidence to the users of these products that we are committed to understanding our products for their safety and quality.

Looking for more information about Prop 65 and the new regulations? Visit the Proposition 65 Warnings Website.