Recent California Prop 65 Settlements including Halloween and Kitchen Products

Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”, a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986 [1].

Online PR News – 30-November-2012 – Hong Kong/China – Over the years, Prop 65 has concluded consent agreements in a number of consumer products such as bibs, bicycles, booster cables, brass-containing products, cookware, cosmetics, covering for books and vinyl journals, ear buds, exercise mats, ceramic ware and glassware, clothing, faux leather furniture, headphone cables, jewelry, lunchboxes, luggage and accessories, notepads, personal carrying products, poker chips, safety pins and vinyl lounge chairs [2].

A number of consent settlements were concluded recently which resulted in the reformulation of a variety of consumer products. Highlights of these settlements are summarized in the SGS SafeGuardS bulletin, P. 2-3 (

Throughout the global network of laboratories, SGS is able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy, for restricted substances in consumer products for compliance with Prop 65 and worldwide requirements.

1. Prop 65, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), (
2. SG 100/12 ( and references therein, SG 153/12 (

Please do not hesitate to contact the SGS experts for further information.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
HingWo Tsang
Senior Technical Services Manager
SGS Hong Kong Ltd.
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Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China

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