General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’) was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides, tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
For complete list of these chemicals, visit: http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list
What is the California Proposition 65 Warning?
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed as potentially harmful.
Prop 65 warning label example:
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
For complete details regarding Proposition 65, please visit: http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html