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Contact: Nate Herman, TGA's Director of Government Relations, at 877-842-1938, x-708 or nate@travel-goods.org

Governor Brown proposes California Proposition 65 reforms

On May 7, California Governor Edmund Brown Jr. called for major reforms to California Proposition 65. While the proposed reforms are a step in the right direction, the proposal may take time to be approved and implemented. TGA will continue to educate its members on best practices to comply with the law. Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a California law that requires "warning labels" on all products sold in California that contain lead, phthalates, cadmium and any one of 850 other chemicals that the state of California believes could cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Non-governmental organizations and even Californian citizens can sue in California courts and collect part of the fines. TGA tracks all travel goods and fashion-related Prop 65 notices in the TGA Prop 65 "60 Day Notice" running list, and will continue to update this list on a regular basis to catalog the effects of this law on the travel goods industry. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, 703-797-9062.






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