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California Issues Bill to Disclose Ingredients of “Chemically Formulated Consumer Product”

April 20, 2015

The State of California has introduced Assembly Bill 708 that will require the disclosure of all ingredients used in a “chemically formulated consumer product.” The legislation is prompted by a proposal linking ingredients of these products to some health conditions such as asthma and cancer.

The bill, if passed, specifies that, beginning July 1, 2016, the manufacture, sale at the wholesale or retail level, or distribution of certain consumer household products, is prohibited unless the manufacturer indicates and discloses each ingredient contained in the product by posting that information on the product label and on the manufacturer’s Internet Web site.

The bill defines “chemically formulated consumer product” as a consumer product that is manufactured from chemicals or chemical compounds to be used by household, institutional, commercial, and industrial consumers without further processing for specific purposes.

The bill is specific to the following products:

  • Air care
  • Automotive
  • Cleaning
  • Polish or floor maintenance

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