On 12 September 2017, the California Assembly voted in favor of an amended version of Senate Bill (SB) 258, the "Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017." The proposed law would require cleaning product manufacturers to disclose certain chemical information on the product label and on their website. The bill would also require employers to disclose similar ingredient information on safety data sheets (SDS) used in the workplace. The bill proposes to apply to cleaning products manufactured or sold in California on or after 1 January 2021, with website disclosure required by 2020.
The regulations will apply to a finished product that is an air care product, automotive product, general cleaning product, or a polish or floor maintenance product used primarily for janitorial, domestic, or institutional cleaning purposes.
Manufacturers would be required to disclose on the product label a list of all intentionally added ingredients and provide the manufacturer’s toll-free telephone number and Internet Web site address. If the label does not include a full list of ingredients than a statement that reads “For more information visit” would be required to be included with a valid Internet Web site address where the full list of all intentionally added ingredients may be obtained. The amended version of this bill also includes CBI claim considerations for listing designated chemicals on product labels.
Manufacturers of cleaning supplies in particular need to be aware of this particular bill as internal compliance training will need to be coordinated in order to meet the January 1, 2020 deadline. It is also quite likely that this bill may only be the first type of product specific Right to Know legislation to be approved with similar laws covering a much broader range of consumer products to be proposed in the future.
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