California Prop 65 Settlement Agreements for Shovels, Tote Bags and Wheelchairs

Posted January 26, 2021 by BenChristie

An overview of California Prop 65 settlement agreements involving wheelchairs, tote bags and shovels.

SGS is reminding businesses operating in California about Proposition 65 (Prop 65) settlement agreements for shovels, tote bags, and wheelchairs with vinyl components.

Settle agreements exist between two parties and are not legally binding on businesses not named within the settlement. However, it is advisable for companies operating in California to use them as a guide to avoid future legal problems.

The settlement agreements for these three consumer products cover lead and certain phthalates:
• Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
• Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
• Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)

The agreements were:
• Shovels:
o DEHP – no more than 1000 ppm
o DBP – no more than 100 ppm
o Lead – no more than 100 ppm
• Tote bags:
o DEHP – no more than 1000 ppm
o DBP – no more than 100 ppm
o Lead – no more than 100 ppm
• Wheelchairs with vinyl components:
o DEHP and DINP – less than 0.1%
o Lead – no more than 90 ppm
o Lead (releasable) – no more than 1.0 μg (NIOSH 9100)

In all three agreements, a ‘clear and reasonable’ warning, known as a ‘Prop 65 Warning’, can also be used as an alternative.

Prop 65, or the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, is a unique piece of legislation passed in November 1986. It requires the state to maintain a list of chemicals (Prop 65 List) known to cause cancer, birth defects and/or reproductive harm. Unless exempted, businesses operating in California must provide Prop 65 Warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a substance on the Prop 65 List, which now contains around 900 chemicals. Companies have twelve months to comply with this requirement once a substance is included in the Prop 65 List.

SGS Prop 65 Services
With a global network of laboratories, SGS can offer comprehensive testing, product assessment and consultancy services related to California Proposition 65. SGS can assist your risk management strategy in consumer goods, such as DIYs, electrical and electronics, hardgoods products, juvenile products, and textile & toy products. Learn more about SGS’s Prop 65 Services. []

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Lead and Phthalates in Consumer Products SafeGuardS. []

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For further information contact:

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel:(+852) 2774 7420
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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Last Updated January 26, 2021