About California Proposition 65
At De'Longhi Group, we take product safety very seriously and included the Proposition 65 warning as required by the state of California in product packaging. California's Proposition 65 includes over 900 chemicals/substances that may be found in many consumer products, or that may be associated with the use of consumer products. Proposition 65 requirements are among the most stringent in the world and new warning regulations will be effective for all products by August 30, 2018.
What is Proposition 65 (Prop 65)?
Proposition 65 requires “clear and reasonable” warnings about exposures to certain chemicals that California has determined cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Products containing one or more Proposition 65 chemicals identified by California must be sold with a compliant on-product warning (i.e., on the product’s packaging for a packaged product, or otherwise affixed to the product for products that are not contained within packaging). Prop 65 requirements are among the most stringent found globally and exceed US federal safety and exposure guidelines as noted only for the state of California. For more information please visit the official Prop 65 site.
What are the new Prop 65 requirements?
The new regulations include changes to listed chemicals and specific requirements for how warnings required for products containing identified chemicals must be provided. Manufacturers may test for the ~900 chemicals noted by the state of California to verify that none are present or they must place the appropriate warning on the product packaging and website. All products may now need a Proposition 65 warning, even if a warning was not previously required.