CA Prop 65

California Prop 65

At Stephanie Johnson, we take product safety very seriously and included the Proposition 65 warning as required by the state of California. California's Proposition 65 includes over 900 chemicals/substances that may be found in many consumer products, or that may be associated with the use of consumer products. Proposition 65 requirements are among the most stringent in the world and new warning regulations have entered into effect on August 30, 2018.

What is Proposition 65 (Prop 65)?

Proposition 65, otherwise known as "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986" requires "clear and reasonable warnings" about exposure to certain chemicals that California has determined cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in products that consumers purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information is provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Businesses that operate in the State of California are required to provide “clear and reasonable warning” on products sold in California if there is a chance their products contain any of the chemicals on the list. California requires all 'persons in the course of doing business' whose products are sold in California to comply with Proposition 65, in addition to federal laws for product safety.

What are the new Prop 65 requirements?

The new regulations include changes to listed chemicals and specific requirements for how warnings required for products containing identified chemicals must be provided. Manufacturers may test for the ~900 chemicals noted by the state of California to verify that none are present or they must place the appropriate warning on the product packaging and website. All products may now need a Proposition 65 warning, even if a warning was not previously required. 

What is the California Proposition 65 warning notice?

The following warning label must appear on products sold in California if they contain chemicals on the Proposition 65 list of hazardous substances.

  WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm –

What types of chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list?

The law requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987. The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust. Learn how chemicals are added to the Proposition 65 list here.

What chemical(s) in Stephanie Johnson products does this warning apply to?

All Stephanie Johnson, parts and fabrics are made from durable and safe materials. However, as there are many chemicals used throughout manufacturing processes, our products may contain a trace amount of any of the 900 chemicals on the California Proposition 65 warning list.

Are Stephanie Johnson products in compliance with federal product safety laws?

Yes. Stephanie Johnson products are in full compliance with all federal laws for product safety. Prop 65 requirements are among the most stringent found globally and exceed US federal safety and exposure guidelines as noted only for the state of California.

Where can I get more information on California Proposition 65?

For general information on Proposition 65, please visit