Intertek offers end-to-end solutions for compliance with California's expanding list of health and environmental regulations, including CA RoHS, The Lighting and Toxics Efficiency Act (AB1109), AB 1153, AB 1108, Green Chemistry, and more.

Are you concerned about which California “green” requirements apply to your products? Do you need to know how to ensure your products meet the complex set of California environmental legislations? The State of California’s health and environmental regulations are posing an increasing challenge for national retailers, importers, and product manufacturers. The objective of these laws is to restrict, reduce, rectify and enforce actions that threaten the environment and people’s health. If you sell products in California today or plan to in the future, your products must comply with California’s “green” requirements.

The following table outlines some of California's current and upcoming "green" regulations:

Legislation Formerly Known As Applicable Products Compliance Requirement Effective Date
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act Proposition 65 Any product containing one or more of the 800 chemicals on the current Prop 65 list A "clear and reasonable" warning is required and prohibits companies that do business within California from knowingly discharging listed chemicals into sources of drinking water 1986
California RoHS N/A a “covered electronic device” is defined as a video display device with a screen greater than four inches measured diagonally. Meet maximum concentration values for four heavy metals. Information disclosure is required January 1, 2007
Lighting and Toxics Efficiency Act AB 1109 specified general purpose lights Compliance with safe harbor limits, warning labels, proof of sale leachability January 2, 2010
AB 1153 N/A Pipes, fittings, and fixtures intended to dispense water for human consumption Defines “lead free” to mean not more than a 0.25% weighted average of lead January 1, 2010
California Toxic Toy Bill AB 1108 Certain toy and child care articles intended for use by a child  1. prohibited to contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), in concentrations exceeding 0.1%.

2. prohibited to contain diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), or di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), in concentrations exceeding 0.1%.
January 1, 2009
California Safe Cosmetics Act SB 484 cosmetic Labeling and disclosure to the state of any product ingredient that is identified on state or federal lists of chemicals that cause cancer or birth defects. January 1, 2007

Intertek, through our extensive global network of laboratories and environmental experts, offers end-to-end solutions for compliance with California's expanding list of complex environmental regulations. Intertek provides legal, regulatory and strategic consulting, testing, and full implementation programs for compliance, enabling you to meet your business and compliance objectives, including:


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