(Press Release) The below is a statement from Vision Council:
Proposition (“Prop”) 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, sets out environmental regulations regarding toxic chemical substances that businesses are subject to when they sell merchandise in that state, serving as a “warning” or “labeling” law that looks to provide Californians notice of possible exposure to toxic substances in the products they purchase or the places they work.
Certain segments of the California marketplace have been targeted for enforcement, including eyewear cases, chains, plano sunglasses and over-the-counter reading glasses. In addition, we believe that the enforcers may target other segments of our industry.
In an effort to keep our members up to date on issues related to Prop 65, The Vision Council has updated this guide (http://www.thevisioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/VC_CA-Prop-65-Guide-2-2016.pdf) to ensure that steps can be taken by the membership to avoid Prop 65 compliance issues. We will also be distributing additional Prop 65 resources in the coming weeks.
Visit The Vision Council’s website at thevisioncouncil.org to learn more about California Prop 65 and contact Rick Van Arnam, The Vision Council Regulatory Council, or Jason McElvaney, The Vision Council Government and Regulatory Affairs Liaison, with any questions. Updates will be distributed to members of The Vision Council as more information becomes available.