California Issues More Prop 65 Notices; New Prop 65 Best Practices Guidance

February 14, 2019 – In the New Year, new California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1Notice 2), fanny packs (Notice 1Notice 2), messenger and crossbody bags (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4), travel kits (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3), travel bottles (Notice 1Notice 2), luggage tags (Notice 1), handbags (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5Notice 6Notice 7Notice 8Notice 9Notice 10Notice 11Notice 12Notice 13), wallets (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4), backpacks (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5), pet carriers (Notice 1Notice 2), cosmetic bags (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5), locks (Notice 1), travel cases (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5Notice 6Notice 7), phone/tablet cases (Notice 1), and folio cases (Notice 1) in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), lead, and/or diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients of the notices that sold these products.

Check out TGA’s new California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Best Practices Guidance. This members-only guidance details best practices in developing your company’s Prop 65 testing and warning label protocol, including recommendations on which warning label text to use, where to place the warning label text, and how to test for Prop 65 listed chemicals in your products. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA’s Nate Herman,, 202-853-9351.