Getting Out By Opting–In And Other Strategies For Avoiding Prop 65

Bear Trap

Did your company receive a “60-Day Notice of Violation?” If so, it serves as official notice that your company is in violation of California’s Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) – a consumer warning statute instituted in 1986 and a bear trap to nearly every business in the state.

Passed by the voters, Prop 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals and substances known to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. It also states that persons doing business in California cannot expose individuals to these components without first giving ‘clear and reasonable warning’, nor can they release them into the drinking water. Currently, there are nearly 900 chemicals and substances on this list. Read more