There are several compliancy rules regarding vinyl packaging and can differ from country to country and state to state. The most popular compliance in North America is the California Prop 65 “Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm”. The other common regulatory ruling is REACH “The overall aims of REACH are to: Provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals”.
Buyer beware unfortunately, as there are several packaging suppliers that have products that do not comply to these rulings and this could simply be hidden in lower pricing. At RLR Packaging & Design, all our wholesale vinyl packaging is Prop 65 and REACH compliant and we have lab results from our material supplier to support this.
We understand the complications, especially at retail, for non compliant products and continue to offer compliant products to support and protect our customers and consumers. When making your next purchase don’t be quiet about asking if your bags are compliant.