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Proposition 65 - Labeling Your Furniture and Bedding Products

Find out how you can mitigate your risk by using independent toxicology assessments and product testing to verify your furniture and bedding claims.

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Overview of California Proposition 65 regulation

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) regulation affects manufacturers of products sold in California that contain any one of hundreds of chemicals listed by the State of California as known carcinogens or reproductive toxins. Over the last decade, nearly 2000 settlements and more than $144.6 million in damages have been paid by California businesses as the result of litigation from aggressive plaintiffs’ attorneys against products that have the potential to contain any of the listed chemicals.* 

This means that manufacturers are required to ensure that user exposure is below the acceptable levels set in the law, or to properly label furniture and bedding products with the language “known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.”**

Thousands of chemicals are involved in furniture; the filler, glues, fabric protector, paints and stains. These plus many other components of furniture and bedding are directly related to the Prop 65 regulation. UL has the testing capability to assist you in evaluating your product for Prop 65 compliance as an independent third party testing agency.

Find out how you can mitigate your risk by using third-party toxicology assessments and product testing to verify your furniture and bedding claims.

Who should watch

•    Manufacturers
•    Retailers
•    Research and development

DISCLAIMER: This webinar is for general information purposes only and is not intended to convey legal or other professional advice. 

 

Resources

*http://oag.ca.gov/prop65

**http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html

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