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 prop 65 labels

DLS has the labels you need to keep customers compliant.



DLS offers Prop 65 compliant custom labels for products sold to California. As of August 2018, your customers need to be compliant. Let’s learn more about this important new regulation, what customers may be affected, and how DLS can help.


 What is Proposition 65?

Prop 65 is also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This regulation arose from growing concerns for exposures to chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Today, the list of chemicals that require warnings continues to grow to more than 850. Prop 65, however, does not ban the sale of products containing these chemicals.

Why does California believe these warnings are necessary?
Visible warnings allow consumers to make educated decisions about the products they purchase.

So, what does that mean for your customers?


 The New Update on Prop 65 Warning Labels


Under the latest update to Prop 65, as of August 30, 2018, new requirements are in place for labeling.


For distributors with customers who are product manufacturers, packagers, producers, importers, suppliers or distributors, you should reach out if you have not already.


All of these businesses will likely need new Prop 65 compliant labels.


 What Every Label Needs

The new requirement to list at least one chemical for which the warning is being provided.

The new regulations, however, do allow one very useful exception from listing specific chemicals on product-warning labels—a truncated label can be used when the label is placed directly on the product or product packaging.

The Internet address for OEHHA’s new Proposition 65 warnings website, www.P65Warnings.ca.gov, includes additional information on the health effects of listed chemicals and ways to reduce or eliminate exposure to them.

Some items are required to be on the label such as a yellow triangle with a black exclamation, the word "WARNING", as well as the web address to OEHHA.

Regarding warnings in other languages, the State of California suggests the following, “When a consumer product sign, label or shelf tag used to provide a warning includes consumer information in a language other than English, the warning must also be provided in that language in addition to English.  Facilities that provide signage in non-English languages would also have to provide any required warnings in those languages, in addition to English.”


 How DLS Can Help Distributors with this Change

Stay compliant with custom Prop 65 labels.  We can make the exact Prop 65 labels that your customers need. The most common sizes are 3"x1", 2"x1", or 4"x6".

However, if you need something different, just specify it and we will be happy to give you a quote. Simply fill out the form below with your customer's label requirements.