New Addition to California's "Prop 65": Businesses Must Provide Clear Warnings if Products Contain Bisphenol A
12 September 2015Product Liability Alert
In May, an administrative panel unanimously voted to list Bisphenol A (BPA) as a hazardous chemical under California’s Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also known as "Prop 65" which started the clock on the one-year period for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to implement "clear and reasonable" warnings that BPA is known to California to cause birth
defects, or other reproductive harm. Businesses that produce, distribute, or sell products in California that may expose the public to BPA should prepare to provide Prop 65 warnings for such products or face potential litigation and penalties when the grace period expires in May 2016.