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California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65

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Attention California Residents:

California's Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain, or will expose a consumer, to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if above certain threshold levels. We care about our customers' safety and hope that the information below helps with your buying decisions.

The general Proposition 65 notice is as follows:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

In addition, there are specific warnings for the following specific product(s)/product categories:
Lead Acid Batteries

California requires the following notice:

WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash hands after handling.

Power Tools and Accessories

California requires the following notice:

WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

  • lead from lead-based paints,
  • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
  • arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.

Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

Ceramicware; Glassware; Cookware with Brass Components

Lead levels in the product comply with FDA standards. California requires the following separate notice on the product packaging:

WARNING: Use or handling of this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Lead Crystal Glassware (Food Use)

Lead levels in the crystal glassware for food use comply with FDA standards, however, California requires the following separate notice:

WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept in leaded crystal products will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Decanters require the additional statement: Leaded crystal decanters shall be used for pouring beverages or decorative purposes only.

Beauty and Skin Care Products

California requires the following notice on beauty and skin care products that contain progesterone:

WARNING: This product contains progesterone, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. Consult with your physician before using this product.