What is this request about?
California Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
This regulation requires the labeling of products containing chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. It is possible that your company might not have to put a label on your parts/products. However, under California OSHA and Prop 65, you are still required to provide information about parts/products sold to another company containing any Prop 65 substances that the end user or an employee could be exposed to under normal parts/products use. So that they can provide warnings to the end users or to their employees as needed.
Even if your company is not selling any parts/products directly to California, your customer might be selling your product or at least parts of your product to California and your company is therefore obligated to provide information to your customers in the form of a Proposition 65 declaration.
If your company has less than 10 employees, you are not required to put warning labels on your parts/products. However, you are still required to provide information to your customers regarding Proposition 65 substances.
How do I start?
In order to be able to complete this request, you will require information on the chemicals contained in your parts/products. If you do not manufacture the parts/products yourself, the information can be obtained by asking your suppliers to provide you with a Prop 65 declaration, from which you can then gather the applicable information
Please find below our acceptance criteria for a valid Prop 65 declaration and our declaration template.
Why is my customer asking me for this information?
Your customer is requesting a Prop 65 declaration from your company for parts/products that you supply to them. The declaration has to state whether the parts/products do or do not contain any substances that are on the Prop 65 substances list that the end user or an employee could be exposed to under normal parts/products use. If the parts do contain certain substances, the declaration must state which part contains which substance/s and the type of harm the substance/s can cause. This information can be found on the Prop 65 substance list.
Your customer needs this information in order to determine if they have a requirement to label their end product.