Hazardous Chemicals Not Covered by Proposition 65

Question:

If a harmful chemical is found in a product, but the chemical is not listed under Proposition 65, is an action required by the manufacturer? The manufacturer is an American company.

Answer:

If the substance is not covered under Proposition 65, then no action is required for that specific regulation. However, there are numerous other state and federal requirements beyond Proposition 65 that govern which substances can be included in products and at what concentration. Many of these requirements include stipulations about labeling and warning consumers based on the product type and materials contained. The manufacturer’s next step should be to determine whether another regulation applies to the hazardous substance in question.

Article current as of 2019-11-22.

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