TGA Strongly Opposes Proposal that Would Eviscerate Industry’s Ability to Use California Prop 65 Warning Labels

On Jan. 19, TGA submitted comments strongly opposing California’s Office of Environmental Health & Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposal to modify the California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning labels. If OEHHA adopts the proposal, companies would be required to list chemicals on their warning labels, with only a year to switch to the new labels. TGA argues that the proposal would actually make the warning labels less useful to consumers, would impose significant burdens on the small, family-owned companies that comprise our industry, and would further the over-labeling that has already occurred as a result of Prop 65. TGA continues to encourage companies to put Prop 65 warning labels on their products (See TGA guidance) as the only true way to indemnify you and your customers under Prop 65.