Proposition 65 and the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

Question: 

Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) and the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 seem to overlap heavily. Are there any key differences companies should be aware of if they are already compliant with Proposition 65?

Answer:

Although there are some similarities, the two regulations are distinct. Unlike Proposition 65, the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 is only a labeling requirement, not a specific declarable substance list (DSL). The act requires cleaning product manufacturers to disclose ingredient information on the product label and on their website. The label must also include the manufacturer’s toll-free phone number and website where customers can find additional product information.

Products in scope of the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 include the following products sold in California:

  • Air fresheners.
  • Odor removers.
  • Automotive cleaning products.
  • General cleaning products.
  • Dish soap.
  • Fabric or dish detergent.
  • Polish and floor maintenance products.

Article is current as of 2019-11-22.

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