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California Prop 65 Judgments for Chromium VI in Leather Gloves

Oct. 1 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) includes Chromium VI in their Proposition 65 List.   It is listed as a chemical known to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  Chromium VI can be used in pigments for tanning leather or dyeing textiles.

Over the last several months, there have been many 60-day notices served to companies for not providing a warning on leather gloves for exposure to Chromium VI.   In addition, there has been two Consent Judgements which require a clear and reasonable warning to be displayed on the covered leather gloves that contain Chromium VI, as follows: 

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By monitoring Proposition 65 actions and settlements, Bureau Veritas helps retailers and manufacturers take a proactive and comprehensive approach to compliance. We assist our clients in determining if listed Prop 65 chemicals are present in their products; identifying exposure routes and assessing the risk levels in items. We then help our clients to build in the appropriate requirements into their testing and quality assurance program on an ongoing basis. If you have any comments and/or questions, please contact your customer service representative or email: info@us.bureauveritas.com

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