What is Prop 65?
Proposition 65, also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, was enacted by the State of California in 1986. The act requires “clear and reasonable” warnings about potential exposures to certain chemicals that California has determined cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.>
Under previous rules, the warnings had to be shown on the product and/or the product’s packaging. However, Proposition 65 was amended to also include “pre-purchase” warning requirements. The amendments took effect on August 30, 2018. In addition to on-product warnings, catalogs and webpages must now carry the same warnings so that consumers in California can see the warnings prior to purchase.
Prop 65 Product List
As a recognized authorized Justrite Safety Group (JSG), distributor (Justrite Safety Group includes: Checkers, Notrax and Eagle), this correspondence provides notice pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq. (“Prop 65”) and one of its enabling regulations at 27 CCR § 25600.2(b) (effective 30 August 2018). California law requires any company to declare if their products contain certain substances, as so listed on /proposition-65/law/proposition-65-law-and-regulationsand those products are sold in California.
The products indicated in the file(s) hyperlinked from this email, with a JSG SKU number, and description, require a Prop 65 warning for any sales into California.
JSG product’s will provide the necessary warning on the product labels, on its websites, and in all future printed publications. Distributors are expected to convey identical warning language in their printed literature as well.
For JSG distributors who sell online, the warning language for products sold must be shown to the online consumer prior to completing the purchase, and should also be provided on the product display page with a clearly marked hyperlink using the word "WARNING," or by otherwise prominently displaying the warning to the purchaser prior to completing the purchase, e.g.:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including _____ [e.g. lead], which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to .
As a condition of distributing Justrite’s Safety Group products to retail sellers:
- The distributor acknowledges that it is an authorized agent, for purpose of complying with Prop 65, of any retail seller to whom it distributes JSG products. Under the Prop 65 regulations, this means that the distributor is authorized by the retailer seller(s) to receive Prop 65 notices from manufacturers.
- The distributor agrees to provide JSG Prop 65 notices to any retail seller that is allowed to sell Justrite, Checkers and/or NoTrax products.
- The distributor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless JSG for any liability if the distributor fails to provide the Prop 65 notice (which is provided by this notice) to an authorized retail seller, and distributor also indemnifies JSG if the retail seller fails to provide the notice.
JSG requires your confirmation electronically, or in writing, of receipt of this notice. Fill out the appropriate fields below for acknowledgement. If Justrite does not receive confirmation, we will be unable to ship products to you after the effective date, 30 August 2018.
Affected product links and lists:
For further questions concerning Prop 65, refer to:
For any additional questions, contact us at:
Justrite Safety Group.
Prop 65 Acknowledgment Page