Voluntary Compliance - Lead Compliance Program

Frequently, ERC's testing of products results in exposures of lead or other toxic chemicals that slightly exceed the levels acceptable under Proposition 65, but ERC declines to pursue legal action. ERC contacts the company to notify them of the detection and then collaborates with the companies to encourage the company to reevaluate the levels of toxins in all of its products. ERC initiates dialog with these companies, shares the results of their laboratory testing, and offers guidance in various alternative compliance remedies.

A more collaborative approach in these cases generally accomplishes the goals of Proposition 65, protects the citizens of California and the public at large, while at the same time encourages companies to take a more proactive approach in product testing.