SGS Provides Updates on New Settlements of California Prop 65

California Proposition 65 releases consent agreements in a number of consumer products.

Online PR News – 15-April-2014 – 14.04.2014 – 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. Since its enactment, there have been numerous lawsuits which resulted in the reduction of carcinogenic and reproductive chemicals through reformulations of consumer products containing such chemicals (1).

California Proposition 65 Concludes Consent Agreement

Over the years, Prop 65 has concluded consent agreements in a number of consumer products such as bibs, ceramic ware and glassware, cosmetics, furniture, jewelry, luggage and accessories, personal carrying products, hand tools, car-charging products, rest mats, laundry detergents, sunglasses, table linens, watches, apparel, scrub sponges and squeegees (2).

In the fall of 2013, a number of Prop 65 settlements were reached for a variety of products, including, but not limited to, decorative pine picks, grip clips, phone cases and tablecloth protectors. Highlights of these settlements are summarized in Table 1 ( within the latest SafeGuards bulletin.


(1) Current Proposition 65 List (

(2) SGS SafeGuardS 182/12 (, 100/12 (, 168/11( and 208/13 (,

About SGS Services for Proposition 65

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

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

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
HingWo Tsang
TJP Information and Innovation Manager
SGS Hong Kong Ltd.
1/F OnWui Centre
25 Lok Yip Road
Fanling, NT, Hong Kong, China

t: +852 2774 7420

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