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!

Here is our summary for June 2022:

– A further bump in overall enforcement vs. May (258),

– With the exact same trend as May, Environmental Health Advocates, Inc. were the noticing party for all acrylamide and titanium dioxide NOVs issued in June (and all the benzophenone NOV). 40 NOV in total!

– Cosmetic/beauty products: again targeted in numerous NOV for different chemicals: benzophenone, diethanolamine, titanium dioxide.

June Summary