NAFTA Members Cooperate on Consumer Product Safety
As consumer product health and safety concerns are increasingly reflected in the practices of global brands, the U.S., Canada and Mexico are making a concerted effort to eliminate the use of toxic materials in the footwear and apparel industries. The three countries have thus reached an understanding on actions needed to strengthen their trilateral cooperation for the safety of consumers.
The California law, Proposition 65, has been around since 1986. Known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, it lists more than 850 chemicals that are believed to have the potential for harm, including causing cancer and birth defects.