On October 15, 2017th Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 into law. This law will require extensive ingredient disclosures for cleaning products, first on the company’s website, and eventually on the product labels.
This law applies to anyone selling (manufacturer or supplier) finished products that are; air care products, automotive cleaning products (cleaner, wax. polish), general cleaning products, or a polish or floor maintenance products used primarily for janitorial, domestic, or institutional cleaning purposes. Exclusions apply for food, drugs, cosmetics, products used exclusively for manufacturing, water treatment chemicals, industrial laundry products, food and beverage processing and packaging and trail samples.
For any of these “designated products”, the company must have online disclosure as of January 1st, 2020 and ingredient disclosure on the product label by January 1st 2021. (Note: the regulation allows for trade secret protection under certain circumstances, see section 108950 (e) for details).
All products manufactured before the deadline but sold after the deadline must display the date of manufacture (day, month and year), or a code indicating the date of manufacture on the label. It is important to start doing this as soon as possible, to avoid non-compliance.
If your ‘designated product’ does not comply with these regulations, it cannot be sold in California. Non-compliance can result in a $2500 fine per violation.