PPG Refinish Notification
California Proposition 65 Listing of new substances

November 21, 2022

In December 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added six new substances to the state’s Proposition 65 listing identifying them as chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. As a result of this action, for products containing any amount of these substances, a product sign, label, or shelf tag must be used to provide warning for sales and Internet purchases effective December 2022. The six new chemicals and their respective compliance dates are listed below:

Chemical Name CAS Compliance Date
Methyl acrylate 96-33-3 December 17, 2022
Tetrahydrofuran 109-99-9 December 17, 2022
Trimethylolpropane triacrylate, technical grade 15625-89-5 December 17, 2022
2-Ethylhexyl acrylate 103-11-7 December 17, 2022
Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) 375-95-1 December 24, 2022
Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) 1763-23-1 December 31, 2022

What products are involved: PPG reviewed the products manufactured, distributed and sold containing any of the six aforementioned chemicals. Of the products identified, there are a number 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.

What you need to do: In order for these products to continue to be sold in California, in compliance with Proposition 65, PPG recommends customers follow one of the two choices outlined below:

     1. Point of Display Shelf Tags or Shelf Signs with the required warning for the Prop 65 chemical. Here is an example of a Shelf Sign or Shelf Tag:

Below is the wording that must appear on the Self Sign or Shelf Tag:

Several online Vendors offer customized Proposition 65 Shelf Signs or Shelf Tags:

  • SafetySign.com, a division of Brimar Industries, Inc.
  • MySafetySign.com
  • ComplianceSigns.com

     2. Relabeling or applying stickers with the appropriate Proposition 65 warning to individual containers prior to further sale or distribution. 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. PPG Refinish customers can request stickers via dl-RefinishPSUSCA@ppg.com

Below is the wording that must appear on the product label:

Note: For products sold via the Internet, the Proposition 65 warning must also be on the product display page for products containing any of these six chemicals.

Please see attachment for affected products.

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

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