What is California Prop 65?

Posted June 30, 2014

California Prop 65 regulates substances listed by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as potentially dangerous. Further, Prop 65 prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing individuals to those substances without first providing a clear and reasonable warning.


Initially passed in 1986 to limit the lead content in drinking water, the law has been expanded to apply to consumer products as well. While similar to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), California’s Prop 65 requires that businesses operating in California include a certificate stating that consumer products originating from there have passed Prop 65 safety standards.

We work with suppliers from all over the country, but we try our best to work most with suppliers active in the Quality Certification Alliance, an industry group devoted to enforcement of CPSIA, California Prop 65, and other product safety laws.

What does this mean for you?

If you are concerned whether an item you are considering is Prop 65 compliant, please call us at 800-554-0127. A promotions expert can tell you whether the item adheres to Prop 65’s requirements as well as procure a certificate of compliance should you require one.

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