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WAXIE Chemical Ingredients

CA SB 258 Cleaning Product Right To Know Act of 2017

On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right To Know Act of 2017 (also known as California Senate Bill No. 258 or “CA SB 258”), into law for the State of California. At the time of this signing in 2017, the Cleaning Product Right To Know Act made California the first state in the Union to require ingredient disclosures for cleaning products for both professional and household use – and as of the beginning of the year in 2020, California is still the only state in the country to have this ingredient disclosure requirement.

The Cleaning Product Right To Know Act will require the disclosure of all intentionally added ingredients, and any nonfunctional constituents present in the designated product at or above 0.01% (100 ppm), which are used in the formulation of each cleaning product to be communicated in two separate areas so that cleaning workers, consumers, and other interested stakeholders will be able to view the information. The first area where ingredient information will need to be disclosed is online on the product manufacturer’s website, and the second area is on the product label itself. Online ingredient listing as described by this legislation is required to be completed and posted on the company website by each manufacturer by January 1, 2020, and the on-label ingredient communication is required to be completed and included on all product labels by January 1, 2021.

It is worth noting that not all products sold in the cleaning industry are impacted by this legislation. The designated categories of cleaning products included in this legislation include:

  • Air Care Products: this category includes products intended to enhance or condition the indoor environment by eliminating unpleasant odors or freshening the air
  • Automotive Products: this category includes products intended to maintain the appearance of a motor vehicle including products for washing, waxing, polishing, cleaning, or treating the exterior or interior surfaces of motor vehicles (does not include automotive paint or paint repair products)
  • Polishes or Floor Maintenance Products: this category includes products such as polishes, waxes, or restorers labeled to indicate that the purpose of the product is to polish, protect, buff, condition, temporarily seal, or maintain furniture, floors, metal, leather, or other surfaces
  • General Cleaning Products: this category includes soaps, detergents, or other products the purpose of which is to clean, disinfect, or otherwise care for fabric, dishes, other wares; surfaces including but limited to floors, furniture, countertops, showers, and baths; or other hard surfaces, such as stove tops, microwaves, and other appliances – examples of products in this category include general purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, bathroom and tile cleaners, laundry and dish detergents, floor cleaners, and disinfectants (online disclosure only, no disclosure on the label)

The other prominent product categories which are also purchased in the cleaning industry but are not included in this legislation include hand sanitizers, hand soaps, shampoo products, toothpaste products, or architectural coating products such as wood floor or stone floor coatings.

Please note that the following information will be provided online in each Ingredients Disclosure Statement provided for the associated WAXIE brand cleaning chemical:

  • Chemical Name: each intentionally added ingredient is listed by its chemical name in descending order of predominance by weight in the formula – each chemical name is listed pursuant to the nomenclature in either the Household and Commercial Products Association Consumer Products Ingredients Dictionary (HCPA Dictionary), the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Nomenclature (IUPAC), the Chemical Abstracts Index name, or Common Chemical Name, as available
  • Function: the functional purpose of each ingredient within the formula of the designated product is identified
  • CAS #: the associated Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number for each ingredient is listed as applicable, unless the CAS # is either not available or if the ingredient is considered to be confidential business information
  • Designated List: if an ingredient is known to be present on one of 22 designated domestic and international regulatory listings (such as CA Prop 65 or US EPA Integrated Risk System - Carcinogens) that ingredient is identified with an associated link to additional information about the applicable list (otherwise the ingredient is identified as “NAP” if ingredient is not on any designated regulatory lists) – a complete list of these regulatory listings and their associated number code on each Ingredients Disclosure Statement is available here
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS): a link for the SDS for each product is included on each Ingredients Disclosure Statement

WAXIE has been working on compliance for the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act since early 2019, and the Ingredients Disclosure Statement for each designated cleaning product can be found on the WAXIE Online Catalog by searching for the desired product. Product labels will also be updated on a rolling basis throughout 2020, and additional information will be provided throughout the year related to these label updates.

Please know that WAXIE values and appreciates your trust in our products, and this information is provided in the spirit of helping you to keep your buildings cleaner, healthier, greener, and safer.

If you would like to learn more about this legislation, additional information and analysis of the California Cleaning Product Right To Know Act may also be viewed at the following links:

Bill Text – SB 258 Cleaning Product Right To Know Act of 2017

Bill Analysis – SB 258 Cleaning Product Right To Know Act of 2017

ISSA Summary of the California Cleaning Product Right To Know Act


How to view the Chemical Ingredients Statements

#1 Click here to go to shop.waxie.com 

#2 Use the Search, Keyword or Browse tools to find the product.



#3 Click the item number link to access the item detail page.



#4 Scroll down and click the Ingredients Disclosure Statement link.



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