California Proposition 65: 60 Day Notice of Violation for BPA in Socks

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California Proposition 65: 60 Day Notice of Violation for BPA in Socks
California Proposition 65: 60 Day Notice of Violation for BPA in Socks

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical typically found in reusable food/beverage containers, can linings, receipt tape, and various consumer products comprised of rigid plastic materials. In 2015 BPA was added to the California Proposition 65 List and deemed a carcinogen. The current dermal exposure limit is 3 micrograms per day.

On September 1, 2021 several sock manufactures and retailers received a 60 day notice for BPA in socks. Currently the socks do not contain a Proposition 65 warning label. The concern is that consumers may unknowingly have dermal exposure to BPA by wearing the socks. The use of BPA in fabrics is not discussed as often as its use in plastic and canned items. The use/purpose of BPA in fabric materials is: used in the dye agent, flame retardant production, and for antistatic reasons.

ATS has been in the business of testing since 1967 and our laboratory is A2LA and ISO 17025 accredited to test for BPA content. Utilizing LC/MS/MS instrumentation, our lowest limit of detection is 100 parts per trillion (ppt). If our laboratory can assist with future testing or answer any questions please contact customer service at 1-888-287-5227 or customerservice@atslab.com.

Proposition 65 Notice of Violation: 2021-02177.pdf (ca.gov)