Proposition 65 - Warning Requirements for Furniture

Question Posed:

How do Proposition 65 warning requirements apply to furniture products? Do I need to use long-form or short-form messaging?

Answer Provided:

On August 30, 2018, the California Environmental Protection Agency updated the warning requirements for furniture products that can cause exposure to substances listed under Proposition 65. Labeling for furniture must contain:

  • A warning for consumer product exposures.
    • Warning must be printed on or affixed to the furniture product, and must include:
      • The symbol described in Section 25603(a)(1).
      • The word “WARNING” in all capital letters and bold print.
      • The words: “This product can expose you to chemicals including [name of one or more chemicals known to cause cancer, name of one or more chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity, or name of one or more chemicals known to cause both cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/furniture.
  • A notice displayed pursuant to Section 25607.12(a)(1)(A) or stamped on a receipt pursuant to Section 25607.12(a)(1)(B) that includes:
    • The words: “NOTICE: Some furniture products can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please check the product label for warning information.”

 

Reference: Warning requirements for furniture products

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