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 August 2021:
– slight uptick in overall enforcement (335 vs. 248 in July),
– acrylamide continues to be an issue for food companies,
– hand sanitizers are being targeted in a handful of NOV for acetaldehyde and benzene – this is likely to continue into next month with the wide prevalence of these products on the market (a little surprised we are only seeing these targeted now).
Bounty hunter lawyers are always hunting (and clearly making easy money from) companies caught unprepared…..will your company wait until targeted – potentially costing you tens of thousands of dollars? Ask me how to protect your business!