PROPOSITION 65 WARNING FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more that 850 chemicals. In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations, effective on August 30, 2018, which change the information required in Proposition 65 warnings.
We are providing the following warning for our products:
WARNING: This product can expose you to 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.
It is important to note that these warnings do not mean the products will necessarily cause cancer or reproductive harm. Moreover, a proposition 65 warning does not mean that a product is in violation of any safety standards or requirements. The California government has clarified that “the fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe.” The government has also explained, “You could think of Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.” While we believe the products are not harmful when used as designed for their intended purpose, we choose to provide the warning as a result of this California law.