Ingredient Disclosure Solution for California Cleaning Product Right To Know Act Tool

 In Ingredient Disclosure, Product Safety

By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email

The California Cleaning Product Right To Know Act is top of mind for many companies. This is a very extensive regulation with many requirements. On October 15, 2017, the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The act had two deadlines – one for label and one for website. Both of the deadlines have now passed and if you are selling products to California that fall under this act, you are expected to be in compliance for realms.

This law required Manufacturers and Distributors of Consumer & Commercial air care (including air fresheners and reed diffusers), automotive cleaning/maintenance, general cleaning, polish and floor maintenance products to provide a specific list of the chemicals used in their products on their website.  There are no exemptions for small labels or small businesses.

WEBSITE: The information to be disclosed on your website as of January 1, 2020 included but is not restricted to:

  • A list of all non-functional constituents present ≥ 0.01 percent (100 ppm).
  • 1, 4-dioxane if it is present at ≥ 0.001 percent (10 ppm).
  • CAS number for each listed ingredient.
  • The functional purpose served by each intentionally added ingredient.
  • Weblinks to the designated lists for any ingredient disclosed.
  • A link to the Safety Data Sheet for the Product.

LABEL: Label Disclosure was required on January 1, 2021, of this year.

The required changes for the product label include,

  • Disclosure of intentionally added ingredients.
  • Disclosure of any ingredient present on any one of the 23 different Designated Lists and present at ≥ 0.01%.
  • Disclosure of Fragrance allergens present at ≥ 0.01%.
  • A toll-free number to the manufacturer.
  • A website address for the manufacturer.

Dell Tech Laboratories has created an Excel®-based search tool that will allow you to quickly and easily search all your CAS numbers against all of the 23 Designated Lists. Create your product’s label and website disclosure in minutes instead of hours of trying to find the designated lists, searching those lists to determine if your chemicals are listed etc. Our tool can cut the time significantly and as we know TIME IS MONEY.

If you’re not interested in the tool but would still like our help to identify the components as you only sell a handful of products, we can also help you. As part of our Enhanced CPSC classification service, we not only classify your product properly for US consumers but provide you a document that contains your mandated label information for California. This is a process that can take hours to research without the proper tools set in place.

So how are you finding and searching the 23 Designated Lists for each of the ingredients in your products?

To get your copy of the Ingredient Search Tool with label and website content generator, contact Dell Tech for a demonstration today!

Dell Tech
Kirsten Alcock, B.Sc. (Hons) 
Manager, Product Safety Group

Dell Tech has provided professional, confidential consulting services to the chemical specialty

industry in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia for the last 40 years.

Contact us today for more information.

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