U.S. Travel Goods Industry Faces More California Prop 65 Notices; TGA Prop 65 Best Practices Guidance

Over the last month, dozens of new California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers in California sold crossbody bags (Notice 1), organizer bags (Notice 1Notice 2), phone/passport cases/bags (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5), wallets (Notice 1), backpacks (Notice 1Notice 2), luggage tags (Notice 1), and handbags (Notice 1) that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Bisphenol A (BPA), Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against companies that made and sold these products. Check out TGA’s member-only California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Best Practices Guidance on the Prop 65 page on the TGA website at https://www.travel-goods.org. This member-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 contact TGA’s Nate Herman, nate@travel-goods.org, 301-775-7633.