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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Prop 65 New Warning Label Requirements Effective August 2018!

The new OEHHA regulations, adopted in August 2016, will take full effect in August 2018. These new warning label requirements change the safe harbor warnings which are deemed to comply with the law in several important ways. For example, the new warnings for consumer products will say the product “can expose you to” a Proposition 65 chemical rather than saying the product “contains” the chemical. They will also include:

  • The name of at least one listed chemical that prompted the warning
  • The Internet address for OEHHA’s new Proposition 65 warnings website, www.P65Warnings.ca.gov, which includes additional information on the health effects of listed chemicals and ways to reduce or eliminate exposure to them

The new warning regulation also:

  • Adds new “tailored” warnings that provide more specific information for certain kinds of exposures, products, and places.
  • Provides for website warnings for products purchased over the Internet
  • Provides for warnings in languages other than English in some cases
  • Clarifies the roles and responsibilities of manufacturers and retailers in providing warnings.

SGIA will be providing additional resources to help the industry comply and understand this new requirement. 

The new OEHHA regulations, adopted in August 2016, will take full effect in August 2018. These new warning label requirements change the safe harbor warnings which are deemed to comply with the law in several important ways. For example, the new warnings for consumer products will say the product “can expose you to” a Proposition 65 chemical rather than saying the product “contains” the chemical. They will also include:

  • The name of at least one listed chemical that prompted the warning
  • The Internet address for OEHHA’s new Proposition 65 warnings website, www.P65Warnings.ca.gov, which includes additional information on the health effects of listed chemicals and ways to reduce or eliminate exposure to them

The new warning regulation also:

  • Adds new “tailored” warnings that provide more specific information for certain kinds of exposures, products, and places.
  • Provides for website warnings for products purchased over the Internet
  • Provides for warnings in languages other than English in some cases
  • Clarifies the roles and responsibilities of manufacturers and retailers in providing warnings.

SGIA will be providing additional resources to help the industry comply and understand this new requirement.  Sign up to recieve the most up-to-date regulatory and legislative information about specialty imaging

Publication/Release Date: 
Jun 07, 2018

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