This summary from JDSupra.com gives a comprehensive and accurate landscape of the impact of this 2017 California law that went into effect earlier this year. Although companies had plenty of time to prepare and become compliant, many smaller manufacturers and distributors have just become aware of the new requirements. Ohio SDS is here to help.
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“On January 1, 2020, the website disclosure requirements of the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 become effective. By that date, “manufacturers” of “designated” products are required to post on their websites information regarding a long list of chemicals that may be in those products. Products covered by the Act include air fresheners, automotive cleaners and polishes, general cleaning products, and polishes and floor maintenance products used primarily for janitorial, domestic, or institutional cleaning purposes.
The impact of the Act is not limited to manufacturers of covered products, however. Notably, the term “manufacturer” includes distributors and retailers of “private label” products. In addition, some of the disclosure requirements fall directly on California employers, even though the manufacturers of covered products may not have provided the requisite information.
Moreover, because a covered product’s website must comply with the Act, the January 1, 2020 date is significant for both online sales and brick-and-mortar sales, even though the Act’s product-labeling requirements do not take effect for another year. Any sale in California of a product covered by the Act is prohibited if the product’s “manufacturer” has not complied with the website disclosure requirements.”