California Proposition 65 is a unique regulation that brings separate compliance requirements from all other regulations in the US (or abroad) and is enforced through civil litigation (via issuance of a Notice of Violation, or “NOV”). At the beginning of each month we take a quick look at an enforcement summary for the previous month to highlight the types of products being targeted, how frequently, and any new trends in enforcement action that may appear.

Hopefully these posts will raise a flag for any company selling these types of products into California so they can take a careful look at their products and get ahead of any potential enforcement actions, which can be very costly!

Here is our summary for April 2022:
– there was a drop in overall enforcement vs. March (238),
– acrylamide NOV are dropping off as expected (due to injunction),
– a few cosmetic products were targeted,
– otherwise, very typical product-chemical targets.