Prop 65 Labels

California Proposition 65, officially known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act,” requires businesses to provide warnings to consumers and employees in California before knowingly and intentionally cause significant exposures to certain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. This is intended to allow consumers to make informed decisions about their purchases and keep toxic waste out of water supplies. The list of chemicals to be warned about currently contains more than 900 types, ranging from naturally occurring to synthetic chemicals. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, like motor vehicle exhaust.  Once a new chemical is added to the list, manufacturers have 20 months to comply with needed labeling and make necessary changes.

While Proposition 65 went into effect decades ago, in 1986, its recent amendments impose stricter requirements that took effect on August 30, 2018. The latest Proposition 65 requirements mean that warnings must be more explicit – fully identifying the chemical and providing specific information about how a person may be exposed or ways to reduce or eliminate exposure. The warning symbol is required by the act, which must be placed to the left of the text in a size no smaller than the height of the word “warning”. Penalties for violating Proposition 65 by failing to provide these types of warnings can be as high as $2,500 per violation per day.

Clarion Safety’s Proposition 65 product safety labels can help you to meet the latest compliance requirements in both design and durability. We’re ready to provide the specific proposition 65 warnings you need.