Why is there a Prop 65 warning on my package?
In the State of California there exists what is referred to as "Proposition 65". Proposition 65 is the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California is subject to Proposition 65. Since our products are sold in California, Proposition 65 applies to us.
Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that may contain any of 600-plus elements that the California Air Resources Board considers a carcinogen or a reproductive toxicant. These elements include lead, brass, PVC and a multitude of other everyday elements.
There are penalties for not complying with Proposition 65. Failure to label products can result in a civil penalty of $2500 per day. The state of California allows private individuals to act as bounty hunters to seek products not having appropriate warning labels. These bounty hunters receive a percentage of whatever fine is imposed on the violator. The violator of Proposition 65 could be the manufacturer, distributor or retailer of the offending product.
A company can be served with a Proposition 65 violation even if they do not do business in California themselves. If their product is sold or is purchased outside the State of California and brought into California, the company may still be found in violation.
The label by no means indicates that our products will cause you to contract cancer or reproductive harm. Used properly you will receive no harm from our products.
For more information about Proposition 65 visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
For a list of elements listed under Proposition 65 visit: