PrettyLittleThing Cancer Warning Explained What Is Proposition 65 And What It Means For UK Shoppers
September 27, 2019
PrettyLittleThing’s terms and conditions went viral this week, shortly after shoppers spotted a warning about chemicals in their clothes possibly increasing customers’ chances of getting cancer.
PrettyLittleThing,a British clothing and fashion outlet who recently teamed up with Molly-Mae Hague for a collaboration, had to share a statement with their 310k Twitter followers to explain the Proposition 65 warning which sits in the terms and conditions on their website.
After shoppers noticed the statement, which warns customers in California there are chemicals in some of their products which could cause cancer, the online High street store assured it’s a legal requirement all businesses which sell to California must state.
As well as PrettyLittleThing, brands such as Asos, and Fashion Nova also have a similar statement on their websites. PrettyLittleThing’s sister company Ironically named Boohoo also has it declared in their US site’s terms and conditions as well.
Here is the Warning, so familiar in California, and so distressing to Britons who had no idea what Proposition 65 is.
California’s Proposition 65, also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act was introduced in 1986.
Cancer.org explains it was created to help consumers make decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals that could cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
All companies which sell their products in California must have this warning stated clearly on their websites and product labels – and the majority of stores, restaurants, hotel rooms and even car parks in the state have it displayed in full view.
It is to stop businesses from getting sued for not declaring the supposedly harmful chemicals in their products.
California has seen a huge change since the law was introduced, as most businesses have changed how they make their products and removed the harmful chemicals, in order to avoid having to display the warning labels. It appears that the panic has begun to abate now that an explanation has been issued.
Well played PYT