A sub-agency within CA has decided include BPA on the Prop 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
What’s next? After the level of BPA needed to trigger the warning is established, all consumer products that breach the established level will need to have their products appropriately labeled within 12 months.
Unlike other states, CA has demonstrated its ability to be very aggressive in enforcing issues related to statute, both with enforcement action (warnings, fines, etc.), as well as class action lawsuits against companies not in compliance, often led by trial attorneys trolling for business.
Possible result? An influx of those companies that would be required to label, seeking the services of the label companies.
Click for a news article from Reuters on the matter.
Source – TLMI