PPG Refinish Notification
Reminder: Relabeling of PPG Refinish Products containing PCBTF for California Prop 65

June 26, 2020



Dear Valued Customer,
On June 28, 2019, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added para-chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) to the state’s Proposition 65 listing identifying it as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. As a result of this action, for products containing any amount of PCBTF a product sign, label or shelf tag must be used to provide warning for sales and Internet purchases effective June 28, 2020.

What products are involved: PPG has reviewed Automotive Refinish products manufactured, distributed and sold containing PCBTF. Of the products identified as containing PCBTF there are many currently in distribution channels whose labels may not reflect the updated Proposition 65 warning. Attached is the list of products potentially impacted by the Proposition 65 listing. Due to presence of additional chemicals, some products will require a sticker that contains both a cancer and reproductive harm warning; these items are also identified in the attached list.

What you need to do: In order for these products to continue to be sold in California, in compliance with Proposition 65, PPG Automotive Refinish recommends relabeling or applying appropriate Proposition 65 stickers to the affected products prior to further sale or distribution. Proposition 65 sticker orders can be placed via e-mail to Shannon Squires ssquires@ppg.com.

Below is the wording that must appear on the product label:
California Proposition 65 Label Warning

Note: For products sold via the Internet, the Proposition 65 warning must also be on the product display page for products containing PCBTF.

Should you have any additional questions, please reach out to your PPG representative.

Download the California Proposition 65 Relabeling for PCBTF Document


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