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November 2015

OEHHA Releases New Proposition 65 Warning Proposal

On November 27, 2015, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a new Proposition 65 warning proposal and formally withdrew its January 16, 2015 proposal.  OEHHA has scheduled a public meeting on the new proposal for January 13, 2016.  Public comments on the new proposal must be submitted no later than January 22, 2016. Like the January 2015 proposal, the November proposal describes safe harbor Proposition 65 warnings.  The current proposal retains key elements from the earlier version. For example: Safe harbor warnings other than for food will require the use of a symbol (an exclamation point in an equilateral triangle). The safe harbor warning must state, for consumer product warnings, that the product “can expose” the individual to a listed chemical, rather than “contains” the listed chemical as per current regulations. Retailers are deemed to not be required to provide warnings absent specified circumstances. The November proposal …Read More