SOKO and Prop 65 | What We’re Doing About It
Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law requiring that warnings are provided to California consumers when there is a possibility of exposure to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposure to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more than 850 chemicals.
As of June 1, 2020, the state of California updated the law and drastically reduced the lead content limits from 60,000 parts per million (ppm) to 500 parts per million (ppm). As a result, SOKO’s recycled brass products are no longer compliant.
California maintains the most stringent U.S. laws regarding lead content in adult jewelry, and the changes outlined in the amendment will impact all jewelry sold in the state of California. Since national retailers must adjust to meet the strictest limits and standards, this change will impact all adult jewelry sold in the United States. The changes that pertain to SOKO including jewelry sold on shopsoko.com are those regarding the new maximum lead content limits.
Moving forward we will source brass from a trusted vendor that meets the new lead content limit requirements.
We will be displaying the following message on our products pages and cart pages to notify our customer of which products do not meet the new requirements:
WARNING: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm (www.P65warnings.ca.gov).
You can read the text of the bill HERE.
To give SOKO notice of an alleged violation of California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.5 or 25249.6, send notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.