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

May 9, 2019 – In the last two months, new California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4), messenger/cross body bags (Notice 1), duffel bags (Notice 1), travel bottles (Notice 1), luggage tags (Notice 1Notice 2), handbags (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5Notice 6Notice 7Notice 8), wallets (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5), backpacks (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4), cosmetic bags (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5), travel cases (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4Notice 5Notice 6), phone/tablet cases/holders/sleeves (Notice 1Notice 2), fanny packs (Notice 1Notice 2Notice 3Notice 4), and travel shoe cleaning kits (Notice 1) in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 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 California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Best Practices Guidance. 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 go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA’s Nate Herman, nate@travel-goods.org, (202) 853-9351.