New Warning Label Requirements

California Prop 65 New Warning Label Requirements
Effective Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

Dear Industry Friends,

You’re probably familiar with California Proposition 65, which became law in 1986 requiring products sold in the state to warn consumers about products containing chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.

California amended Prop 65 by requiring the new warning labeling to identify the specific chemical causing cancer or reproductive harm, not just that your product may contain hazardous chemicals. After this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 the new label warning requirements will go into effect.

Regardless of whether a product’s suppliers or manufacturers are located in California, if the product is sold to California consumers via brick-and-mortar or online channels, its manufacturers are required to comply with the new warning labeling requirements. Fines for noncompliance can be up to $2,500 per violation per day, starting Sept. 1, 2018.

If you have questions about the law, here are some resources:

·     Proposition 65 Warnings Website –

·     Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment California Environmental Protection Agency PDF

·     Outdoor Industry Association Webinar

·     ACT Lab – Contact us at 562.470.7215 or We’re also exhibiting at Interbike Marketweek in Reno, NV, Sept.18-20, booth #2939. Visit us for a free “5 on 65” 5-minute consultation.

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