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 action. Here is our monthly California Proposition 65 Enforcement Summary for April 2020 – learn about the trends and issues to help protect your business.

– big drop off in phthalate NOVs (100 less than previous month)
– numerous balsamic vinegars were hit for lead and carbaryl (an agricultural chemical).
– the nonsensical “wood dust” NOV continue to pop up.
– concerning that various baby food products had detected lead (acrylamide also but that is not a safety issue).
– BPA showing up in actual foods (organic ones!).

April NOV Summary

Being targeted with an NOV can be very costly – but in most cases is avoidable. Get ahead of the curve by talking with our experts before you are targeted with enforcement action! It’s free to chat and you will be glad you did.