Archive for November, 2012

New Prop 65 Settlement for Halloween Items

Monday, November 26th, 2012

A California Proposition 65 settlement involving Halloween costumes, costume accessories, indoor and outdoor décor, and games has been reached. The settlement specifically excludes cosmetics. The settlement contains limits for lead, cadmium, arsenic, formaldehyde and phthalates.
• Lead
o 90 ppm total lead for all accessible surface coatings
o 100 ppm total lead for all accessible substrates in products for children 12 years old and younger
o 300 ppm total lead for all other accessible substrates in products for adults and children over 12 years of age
• Arsenic
o 25 ppm soluble (ASTM-F963 test method) for all accessible components
• Cadmium
o 300 ppm total cadmium and no intentionally added cadmium for mouthable components of products for children under 12 years old
o 75 ppm soluble cadmium (ASTM-F963 method) for all other accessible components
• Formaldehyde
o 20 ppm for accessible fabrics of products for children under 3 years old
o 75 ppm for accessible fabrics for children 3 years and older and adults
• Phthalates
o 1000 ppm total DEHP, BBP, and DBP each, for all accessible components
• Reformulation is required. Prop 65 warning statements are not allowed.