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What is the California 65 certification test required for luggage & bags export to the United States?

With the continuous improvement of people's living and consumption levels, all kinds of bags have become indispensable accessories around people. People demand that luggage products are not only strengthened in practicability, but decoration has become the main expansion.

According to changes in consumer tastes, the materials of luggage are more diversified. Leather, PU, polyester, canvas, cotton and linen luggage lead the fashion trend. At the same time, in the era of increasing individuality, various styles such as simplicity, retro, cartoon, etc. also cater to the needs of fashionable people to express their individuality from different aspects. The styles of luggage are also expanded from traditional business bags, school bags, travel bags, wallets, and small sachets.

1. What is California 65 certification?

California 65 is a test that detects the phthalate content and total lead content of each material on the product. California Proposition 65, the "Drinking Water Safety and Toxic Substance Enforcement Act of 1986," was issued in November 1986. Its purpose is to protect California residents and the state’s drinking water sources so that the water sources do not contain known Cancer, birth defects or other substances that are harmful to reproductive development, and inform residents truthfully when such substances appear. California Proposition 65 is responsible for regulating chemicals known to California that may cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Compliance with the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) does not mean compliance with California Proposition 65 requirements. Proposition 65's requirements for phthalates include DnHP, which is not mentioned in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. In addition, according to Proposition 65, the lead content of PVC parts must not exceed 0.02% (200ppm), and the "Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act" that will take effect on February 10, 2009 requires the lead content limit of the substrate to be 0.06% (600ppm) ).

2. The range of products covered by the California 65 test:

CP65 has made limited provisions for products such as jewelry, clothing, luggage, sports mats, toys and childcare products, ceramic glass products, aluminum cookware, bicycles and their accessories, electrical devices, wires and cables, among which the most widely restricted substances For lead. All products sold in California, including textiles, toys, groceries, food contact products, electronic products, etc.

3. What are the 65 test items in California?

1. Heavy metals: such as lead, cadmium, etc.

2. Phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIDP, DnHP, etc.)

3. Formaldehyde

4. Flame retardant

5. Bisphenol A (BPA)

Sample quantity of California, U.S. 65: 1m*1m fabric or 5~10g samples

4. Why is the California 65 test required?

Once a chemical substance is included in the list of Proposal No. 65, manufacturers and distributors will have to complete the implementation of the warning within one year and terminate the discharge of the chemical substance to the drinking water source within 20 months. After this date, government or individual law enforcement agencies, including individuals or organizations representing the public interest, can take legal actions against those who fail to meet the standards.

In the list of about 800 chemical substances, consumer products containing lead have been attracting attention in the past few years. Lead was listed as a reproductive toxic substance in 1987, and was listed as a carcinogen in 1992. It can affect almost all organs of the human biological system, including the central nervous system (which can lead to dementia). Other symptoms include anemia, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, insomnia, irritability, headache, and fatigue. For children, lead can also affect physical growth and intellectual development.


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