Proposition 65 (updated August 2018)

California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 or Prop 65 was recently updated. As a result, products manufactured after August 30, 2018, must meet certain warning requirements if they expose consumers or the environment to chemicals that may be hazardous.

Clear and Reasonable Warnings Questions and Answers for Businesses – Internet and Catalog Warnings


Does my product need a Prop 65 warning?



How can I add a Prop 65 warning through GeekSeller?


 If you’re editing products using a spreadsheet, the column header will be “Proposition 65”. In this column, a “0” (the default) indicates that your product does not require a warning, a “1” means that your product does require a warning. If there is a “1” under “Proposition 65”, “Proposition 65 Reasons” becomes a required field.

Enter the name of the chemical(s) under “Proposition Reasons”.


If you’re editing your products in the GeekSeller interface, click on the product from the main product page and scroll down to see the checkbox for Proposition 65.
Enter the name of the chemical(s) under “Proposition 65 Reasons”.

 


What if I don’t comply with Prop 65?


Violation can result in lawsuits and/or fines up to $2,500 per violation per day.


What text should my warning labels contain?


Warnings for merchandise manufactured after August 30, 2018, should contain one of the following warnings:

 WARNING: This product can expose you to [name of chemical], which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: This product can expose you to [name of chemical], which is known to the State of California to cause to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals such as [name of one or more chemicals], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals such as [name of one or more chemicals], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals such as [name of one or more chemicals], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals such as [name of one or more chemicals], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer, and [name of one or more chemicals], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Click the following link to download the required yellow triangle warning symbol that can be used in product labels: warning_symbols