CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 10900 ET SEQ.
A.K.A. ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1200, THE “COOKWARE DISCLOSURE LAW” AND/OR “AB 1200”
Lifetime Brands, Inc. commits to comply with any legislation and regulations that apply to its products and business. California’s AB 1200, found at California Health & Safety Code sections 109000-109014, requires manufacturers of cookware to disclose the presence of one or more intentionally added listed chemicals in the handle or in any cookware surface that comes into contact with food, foodstuffs, or beverages.
As of January 1, 2024, manufacturers of cookware sold in the state of California containing one or more intentionally added chemicals from a designated list of chemicals are required to identify those chemicals on the product label. This law also requires cookware manufacturers to identify such chemicals on its website as of January 1, 2023.
“Cookware” is defined as durable houseware items that are used in homes and restaurants to prepare, dispense, or store food, foodstuffs or beverages. ‘Cookware’ includes pots, pans, skillets, grills, baking sheets, baking molds, trays, bowls, and cooking utensils.
“Intentionally added chemical” is defined as a chemical that a manufacturer has intentionally added to a product and that has a functional or technical effect in the product.
The tables in this web page list identify the cookware for which the website disclosure is required under AB 1200.