consumer_notice: Definition

Shopping Actions US
Use the consumer_notice  attribute to provide recommended or legally required warnings or disclosures for products you are selling on Shopping Actions, such as Prop 65 Warnings. This helps users make informed decisions when making a purchase. Keep in mind that you are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations, and for ensuring that all information you provide is accurate.

When to use

Optional for all products. You may use it to provide information required by local laws or regulations.

These are the supported values that you can choose from:

  • prop 65
  • safety warning
  • legal disclaimer

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure we understand the data you're submitting. 

Type  String (Unicode characters. Recommended: ASCII only)

Limits

Max 1000 characters
Allowed HTML tags: <b>, <br>, <i>
Repeated field Yes, up to 3
  Example Entry
Text feeds

Format each attribute by submitting the attribute name and value separated with a colon ( : ). To submit multiple attributes, separate each instance with a comma ( , ). 
Don’t use quotation marks and don’t use commas in attribute names or values. For example, submit :

prop 65:This product can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <b>https://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</b>.

safety warning:Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
 

XML feeds

<g:consumer_notice>
  <g:notice_type>prop 65</g:notice_type>
  <g:notice_message>This product can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to <b>https://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov</b>.</g:notice_message>
</g:consumer_notice>

<g:consumer_notice>
  <g:notice_type>safety warning</g:notice_type>
  <g:notice_message>Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.</g:notice_message>
</g:consumer_notice>

If you choose to use the Content API to add this attribute, you’ll need to use the custom attributes feature.
  Example entry
Content API
(JSON)
 
"customAttributes": [
   {
     "name": "consumer notice",
     "groupValues": [
       {
         "name": "notice type",
         "value": "safety warning"
       },
       {
         "name": "notice message",
         "value": "<b>Warning</b>: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs."
       }
    }
]
For format API information, see the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to show ads for your product. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Merchant Center account you manage. 

  •  Add this attribute to display consumer warning or disclosure messages with your product, for example, indicating the presence of dangerous chemicals.
  • Use only text characters and the html tags <b>, <i>, and <br>. 

Examples

Prop 65 Warning

Product Paint
title Nulax Quick Dry Gloss Paint For Wood And Metal - Pure Brilliant White 750Ml
price 9.99 USD
prop 65 warning WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals
including [name of one or more chemicals], which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

For more examples of Prop 65 warnings, click here.

Safety Warning

Product Toy Car
title Whizz Die Cast Toy Car Metal - blue
price

9.99 USD

safety warning Warning: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for
children under 3 yrs.
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