California Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase. The legislation addresses the public’s growing concerns about exposure to toxic substances in the products that they use everyday.
TTL Laboratories works with manufacturers all around the world to analyze products for toxic substances including Lead, Phthalates, Cadmium and more. Our test programs will help you ensure your product conforms with the requirements of CA Prop 65.
Proposition 65 protects against 900+ naturally occurring and synthetic substances that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. TTL Laboratories can perform evaluations of your product and testing to determine the levels at which these chemicals may be present.
Every product is affected by Proposition 65 differently, so it may be in your best interest to have TTL Laboratories conduct a full review of your product. We stay abreast of the latest settlements and can determine which tests are necessary for compliance.
Failure to comply with Proposition 65 can lead to huge financial penalties. Prop 65 can impose a fine of $2,500 per exposure per day. The average settlement cost is approximately $65,000. Settlements involving large groups of manufacturers and retailers have been known to total in the million plus dollar range.