August 2018 Proposition 65 Compliance Update

Beginning August 30th, 2018, your business must comply with revised regulations under Proposition 65 (CA).

What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to comply to provide notifications regarding certain harmful chemicals that have been linked to cancer and/or birth defects. Beginning August 30th, 2018, revised Prop 65 regulations go into effect, which update the specific safe harbor warning requirements to better communicate warnings to consumers.

These warnings must contain but are not limited to:

  • “WARNING” verbiage prominently displayed on the product page
  • The name of at least one harmful chemical that prompted a warning
  • Triangular warning symbol prominently displayed on the product page
  • Short or long tail description of the hazardous effects of the chemical(s) in question

Read more about the warnings here.

 

How Do These Changes Affect Your Parts Selling Site?

Your parts site likely sells at least a few parts and products that contain a chemical on the list from OEHHA. As an online seller who has customers in California, you are legally obligated to warn users before buying a product that contains one of the listed chemicals that may cause cancer or reproductive harm. Internet retailers must provide separate warnings for parts sold online, even if a warning appears on the actual product as well. In order to comply with the revised warning requirements, you will need to display a warning that includes the name of at least one Prop 65 chemical in the affected product, including one chemical for each category of cancer and reproductive harm. To obtain the information required for the warning, you should contact your manufacturer to obtain the relevant information for impacted products, follow the warning verbiage used by your manufacturer, and provide at least one chemical found in the specified product in each applicable category.

 

What is RevolutionParts Doing to Help?

As a partner, RevolutionParts will be working with online dealers to help comply with Prop 65 regulations. In order for RevolutionParts to assist, you must contact your manufacturer to determine your necessary steps to comply with the revised warning regulations under Prop 65. RevolutionParts will align with our online retailers and work towards compliance standards set by the manufacturer for Prop 65 warnings.


RevolutionParts has implemented a temporary solution to allow you to enable a warning on all product pages. This warning will use the necessary verbiage to indicate the potential cancer and reproductive harm linked to the product and will direct to the OEHHA’s .gov website. This setting can be enabled by contacting RevolutionParts Support.

 

What Do You Have to Do?

  • Contact your manufacturer to determine the appropriate warning information for products sold through your site and to determine the necessary steps you must take to comply with Prop 65
  • Work with your manufacturer to obtain product data that includes the specific warning verbiage and chemicals used
  • Apply warning verbiage to the product display page for all impacted products to safely warn online California consumers of the risk

 

How to Enable the Proposition 65 Temporary Warning

To enable Proposition 65 warnings, contact the RevolutionParts Support team!

 

What Will the Customer See?

Once enabled, all product pages on your site will show a "California Proposition 65" warning under Product Details.
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If the warning is clicked, the supporting verbiage for Proposition 65 will appear.
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Note: This warning is a placeholder until the manufacturer can provide the necessary warnings for each affected product. Please work with your manufacturer to obtain the necessary verbiage.


Disclaimer: RevolutionParts and the provided tool does not guarantee compliance with Proposition 65 on behalf of your company, the online parts selling site, or otherwise. RevolutionParts expressly disclaims any warranty of compliance with applicable law and does not provide any representation or warranty with respect to its services and compliance with the requirements of Proposition 65 or guarantee compliance with Proposition 65 whatsoever. RevolutionParts cannot provide legal advice on Proposition 65 and RevolutionParts is not responsible for your compliance with Proposition 65.


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Beginning August 30th, 2018, your business must comply with revised regulations under Proposition 65 (CA).

What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to comply to provide notifications regarding certain harmful chemicals that have been linked to cancer and/or birth defects. Beginning August 30th, 2018, revised Prop 65 regulations go into effect, which update the specific safe harbor warning requirements to better communicate warnings to consumers.

These warnings must contain but are not limited to:

  • “WARNING” verbiage prominently displayed on the product page
  • The name of at least one harmful chemical that prompted a warning
  • Triangular warning symbol prominently displayed on the product page
  • Short or long tail description of the hazardous effects of the chemical(s) in question

Read more about the warnings here.

 

How Do These Changes Affect Your Parts Selling Site?

Your parts site likely sells at least a few parts and products that contain a chemical on the list from OEHHA. As an online seller who has customers in California, you are legally obligated to warn users before buying a product that contains one of the listed chemicals that may cause cancer or reproductive harm. Internet retailers must provide separate warnings for parts sold online, even if a warning appears on the actual product as well. In order to comply with the revised warning requirements, you will need to display a warning that includes the name of at least one Prop 65 chemical in the affected product, including one chemical for each category of cancer and reproductive harm. To obtain the information required for the warning, you should contact your manufacturer to obtain the relevant information for impacted products, follow the warning verbiage used by your manufacturer, and provide at least one chemical found in the specified product in each applicable category.

 

What is RevolutionParts Doing to Help?

As a partner, RevolutionParts will be working with online dealers to help comply with Prop 65 regulations. In order for RevolutionParts to assist, you must contact your manufacturer to determine your necessary steps to comply with the revised warning regulations under Prop 65. RevolutionParts will align with our online retailers and work towards compliance standards set by the manufacturer for Prop 65 warnings.


RevolutionParts has implemented a temporary solution to allow you to enable a warning on all product pages. This warning will use the necessary verbiage to indicate the potential cancer and reproductive harm linked to the product and will direct to the OEHHA’s .gov website. This setting can be enabled within your selling channel’s general settings.

 

What Do You Have to Do?

  • Contact your manufacturer to determine the appropriate warning information for products sold through your site and to determine the necessary steps you must take to comply with Prop 65
  • Work with your manufacturer to obtain product data that includes the specific warning verbiage and chemicals used
  • Apply warning verbiage to the product display page for all impacted products to safely warn online California consumers of the risk

  

How to Enable the Proposition 65 Temporary Warning

  1. Click the gear in the top-right corner to access your Account Settings.
  2. In the left-side menu under "Selling Channels," click on your desired store, then, "General."
  3. On the Web Store Settings page, set the “Display Proposition 65 Warnings” drop-down to "Yes."
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  4. Click "Save Changes" on the top-right of the page.

 

What Will the Customer See?

Once enabled, all product pages on your site will show a "California Proposition 65" warning in the Details tab.
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If the warning is clicked, the supporting verbiage for Proposition 65 will appear.
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Note: This warning is a placeholder until the manufacturer can provide the necessary warnings for each affected product. Please work with your manufacturer to obtain the necessary verbiage.


Disclaimer: RevolutionParts and the provided tool does not guarantee compliance with Proposition 65 on behalf of your company, the online parts selling site, or otherwise. RevolutionParts expressly disclaims any warranty of compliance with applicable law and does not provide any representation or warranty with respect to its services and compliance with the requirements of Proposition 65 or guarantee compliance with Proposition 65 whatsoever. RevolutionParts cannot provide legal advice on Proposition 65 and RevolutionParts is not responsible for your compliance with Proposition 65.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us by emailing
support@revolutionparts.com or calling 480-779-7278!

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