The state of California Proposition 65 requires that merchants display warnings if the products they sell in or into California contain certain chemicals, so that customers in California can make informed decisions about their exposure to these chemicals.
We created this FAQ to assist merchants with displaying Prop 65 warnings on their product listings and to comply with Proposition 65, which is a requirement of selling on Wish to individuals in California. Note that the requirement of displaying warnings on product listings only applies to products sold in or into the state of California in the United States. It is the merchants’ responsibility to be proactive about displaying the warning in their product listings.
How do I add the required warning symbol to the product listing?
For merchants who are required to display the warnings on their product listings, they may upload an additional image that contains the required warning symbol. The warning symbol can be downloaded here from the official website of Proposition 65. Please visit this FAQ on how to add photos to your product listing. The warning symbol looks like:
How do I display the required warning message?
If merchants are required by Proposition 65 to display warning message for their product, first confirm the chemicals that the product contains according to this list of chemicals outlined by Proposition 65. In the product description, merchants need to display the following warning message for at least one chemical that their product contains:
“WARNING: This product can expose you to [chemical name], which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65warnings.ca.gov.”
Merchants can edit product listings (including its description) manually, with a feed file, or via API. Refer to this FAQ on how to manually edit a single product. Merchants may also visit this FAQ on how to update product listings with a feed file. For updating products via API, please see this API document for more details.
Where can I learn more about Proposition 65 and my responsibility as a merchant?
Please visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov for more information about Proposition 65. Note that it is merchants' responsibility to proactively display warning symbols and warning messages in their product listings, in order to be in compliance with Proposition 65 in the state of California.