CA Proposition 65 – Settlements/Judgements Summary for Q2 2022

This Bureau Veritas report provides a summary of the California Proposition 65 settlements and judgements for Q2 2022. 

  • Product categories with the most settlements/judgments:
    Bags/kits/cases/totes/backpacks/pouches: 23%
    Food and dietary supplements: 21%
  • Phthalates were the chemicals named in the most settlements and judgements, and accounted for 54% of settlements/judgements. 97 settlements/judgements were for DEHP, 9 for DINP, 4 for DIDP, 3 for DBP and 5 for two or more phthalates. The notices covered a wide range of products.
  • Metals accounted for 27% of settlements/judgements, with 52 for lead, 5 for cadmium and 2 for two or more metals.

How Does This Impact You?

By monitoring Proposition 65 actions and settlements, Bureau Veritas help retailers and manufacturers take a proactive and comprehensive approach to compliance. We assist our clients in determining if listed Prop 65 chemicals are present in their products; identifying exposure routes and assessing the risk levels in items. We then help our clients to build in the appropriate requirements into their testing and quality assurance program on an ongoing basis.


The safety of consumer products is the most prior concern for the general public. To protect persons who are using the product from hazardous substances and minimize the risk of recall, it is suggested to seek authorized bodies to conduct related tests.

Bureau Veritas is an authorized lab to deliver international testing, inspection/audit and certification. To design the optimized solutions for your global market access needs, you are welcomed to contact us.

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