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California Proposition 65

Note to our Customers
We appreciate your concern regarding the California Proposition 65 warnings seen in our advertisements. These warnings have been added to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 so that we can continue to serve our California customers.

Q. What is Proposition 65?

A. Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was an initiative California voters approved. The purpose was to address growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals.

Q. What are the requirements under Proposition 65?

A. The state of California is required to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The list now has over 900 chemicals and is required to be updated at least once a year.

A. Businesses that sell in or into the State of California are required to provide a clear and reasonable warning before exposing anyone to a listed chemical.

Q. My product contained a Proposition 65 warning. What does this mean?

A. A warning does not mean that the product contains chemicals. Many of our manufacturers have not provided Proposition 65 test results and we do not know if the product contains one of the 900 plus chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Accordingly to be in compliance with the Proposition 65 regulations, we are required to issue these Proposition 65 Warnings for those products.

Q. Why isn't every company issuing this warning?

A. Hundreds of companies are receiving Prop 65 notices every year. These notices inform the companies that their products are not in compliance with Proposition 65 and that a lawsuit will be brought against them. These lawsuits result in multiple outcomes, the most common being significant financial settlements being paid to the organization filing the Proposition 65 warning notice and their attorneys, product reformulation to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 and or the placement of Proposition 65 Warnings on products.

Q. Where can I find more information?

A. If you would like more information regarding Proposition 65 please visit http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html.