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:
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:
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:
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