APGA Opposes CA AB 2513

By Sydney Freed posted 04-25-2024 10:47 AM

On April 22, APGA submitted a letter to Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia, who is the Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee in the California State Assembly.
APGA believes that the addition of warning labels on gas cooking appliances is unnecessary, which is what was proposed in Assembly Bill (AB) 2513. Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) present gas ranges as a significant contributor to adverse indoor air quality (IAQ) or health hazard in their technical or public information, literature, guidance, or requirements.  
Given the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee was having a hearing this week on AB 2513, APGA’s letter informed the Chair that the focus should be on educating customers about ventilation, which will ensure safety regardless of what energy is being used to cook. There is no need to add a warning label to gas cooking appliances. Gas ranges are the preferred choice for 40% of U.S. homes and can be used safely if kitchens have proper ventilation. 
To see what was submitted, click here. APGA worked with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) in providing input to Chair Garcia. 
APGA will continue working on this issue and will inform members of any changes in AB 2513's progress. For questions on this article, please contact Sydney Freed of APGA staff by phone at 202-464-0834 or by email at