Prop 65 for Outdoor Furnishings


Outdoor furnishings sold in the State of California must comply with the requirements Proposition 65, a law requiring consumers to be warned when any product contains any one of the more than 800 chemicals that the State has deemed to be carcinogens or reproductive toxicants.

Bill Perdue, AHFA’s vice president of regulatory affairs, provides an overview of Prop 65 warning requirements especially for ICFA members during this webinar. The regulation impacts both manufacturers and retailers, and Perdue outlines the compliance responsibilities of both. Failure to provide adequate Prop 65 warning can lead to penalties of $2,500 per day per violation. 

About the speaker 
Bill Perdue

Bill Perdue is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the American Home Furnishings Alliance, a trade association that represents more than 200 home furnishings manufacturers and importers and approximately 150 suppliers to the home furnishings industry worldwide.

A 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Perdue has more than 20 years experience in the furniture industry dealing with air, water, and waste regulatory issues. His responsibilities at AHFA include oversight for all regulatory and technical standards impacting furniture manufacturers and importers. In this role he serves as the industry’s primary liaison with ASTM, UL, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and any other regulatory agency addressing environmental, health or safety issues impacting furniture manufacturers.