What is Proposition 65, and how does it affect me?

Proposition 65 is a law that requires all businesses to provide warnings to customers in California about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth effects, or other reproductive harm.

As an ecommerce business owner, it's your responsibility to inform all your customers in California if the products you sell contain any of the chemicals mentioned in the Proposition 65 warning list. Customers need to see this information before they make a purchase.

These are the Printful products that contain the chemicals on the list:

  • All-Over Print Premium Pillow and Pillow Case. These products can expose you to chemicals including Abiraterone acetate, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. The chemical is used to make the pillow fabric water-resistant, so the pillows could be used outdoors. If you don't plan to use the pillows outdoors, you can choose our All-Over Print Basic Pillows and Pillow Cases that are made from a different fabric which doesn't contain the chemicals.
  • All-Over Print Athletic Long Shorts and Short Shorts can expose you to chemicals including Abiraterone acetate, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Posters and framed posters. These products can expose you to chemicals including Carbon-black extracts, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
  • Otto Cap 18-1248 Vintage Cap can expose you to chemicals including BBP and/or Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Any Printful shipment with these products going to a destination in California includes a warning on the packing slip, notifying the recipient of the presence and potential effects of these chemicals.

Example of a packing slip going to California

Nevertheless, you're responsible for informing your customers about the chemicals before they make a purchase. For more information about your responsibilities in relation to Proposition 65 go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/.


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