New Product Labels Required in California after August 30, 2018

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The deadline of August 30, 2018 is fast approaching for all products sold in California, as well as their catalogues, phone and on-online sales sites, to provide the revised warning and label requirements if required under California Proposition 65.

Examples of a few of the potential new product warning labels are below.  Note that new features include a yellow triangle with an exclamation, new font sizes, new wording, new website reference and if the long form is chosen, a need to identify one or two chemicals depending if the product may result in a cancer and/or reproductive toxin exposure.  The old labels will no longer be valid.

Long Form

Short Form

Note also that where the product is accompanied with consumer information in a language other than English, the warning must also be provided in that language in addition to English.

In addition, for businesses with operations in the State of California, new on-site warning requirements may apply, if your facility may result in environmental exposures, occupational exposures or occur in specific settings such as dental offices, auto repair shops, parking facilities, or facilities that have designated smoking areas or serve alcohol, to name a few.