CDCR announced to the inmates that they were coming around to collect all the state soap that they had…no matter how old or new it was. The word was that the soap was “contaminated” with a cancer causing chemical. They then handed out bars of Irish Spring.
Prison Industry Authority
560 East Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630-2200
July 27, 2012
Contact: Eric Reslock
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (916) 358-1802 (916) 764-1696, cell
CALPIA Customer Alert: Bar Soap Products
SACRAMENTO – The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) is recommending that its customers stop using bar soap already purchased from CALPIA.
During CALPIA’s annual review of product Material Safety Data Sheets a trace amount of chemical that is listed for review under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) as a carcinogen was found to be present in CALPIA’s bar soaps. CALPIA has ceased production of soap using this ingredient.
CALPIA is producing replacement soap throughout the weekend and will start shipping new soap on Saturday, July 28.
CALPIA has not been contacted by anyone reporting health concerns associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, CALPIA is discontinuing this product and recommends that products already purchased be returned to CALPIA.
CALPIA will reimburse institutions for any unused soap currently in their possession. CALPIA will also reimburse our customers for any additional cost incurred in the procurement of soap from any other vendor between now and the delivery of the new soap.
If customers are unable to source replacement soap locally, please contact Scott Perkins at the number below and CALPIA will ship replacement soap to institutions on a priority basis.
CALPIA staff will be available throughout the weekend to provide assistance and answer questions:
Scott Perkins (product needs/logistics) – Scott.Perkins@calpia.ca.gov or (916) 605-8503
Eric Reslock (product information) – Eric.Reslock@calpia.ca.gov or (916) 764-1696