California Proposition 65


Significant amendments to California's Proposition 65 (Prop 65) right-to-know program take effect on August 30, 2018. The State’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has changed what companies are required to put on their Prop 65 warnings to enjoy “safe harbor” protection from potential legal challenges, including from bounty hunters.

OEHHA’s amendments include the addition of a pictogram, listing a Prop 65 website, naming at least one listed chemical (except for on-product warnings), certain font size requirements, and revisions to the actual warning language. OEHHA has provided an unlimited sell-through period for products manufactured before August 30, 2018.