California Proposition 65 requires that a “clear and reasonable warning” be provided by any Company that manufactures, produces, assembles, processes, handles, distributes, stores, sells, or otherwise transfers a consumer product which may contain a chemical “known” to the state of California that may cause cancer or reproductive toxicity to any person the product is sold or transferred. We are fully committed to providing the highest quality, safest products for our customers. All products meet applicable federal safety and warning requirements, standards and regulations as enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Procedures are in place as part of our product safety initiatives throughout our supply chain to ensure the purchase and use of raw materials meet Prop 65 lead standards. To date, our efforts have focused on testing for any lead or cadmium content in our products as they are the primary concerns of Proposition 65 in California. Our testing is designed to confirm that all of our materials meet the standards that have been set by California Prop 65. Because every piece of every order that ships to California cannot be tested for every one of the 965 chemicals listed, the safest option is to include a warning label even though it may not be necessary. Therefore, out of professional diligence and a commitment to fully comply with the law, we have chosen to mark all products with a Prop 65 warning.
All products shipped into the State of California are subject to Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) or The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. "Prop 65" was created through the ballot initiative process and was intended to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water from a State determined list of 965 chemicals that are “known” by the State in unsafe volumes to possibly cause cancer, reproductive harm, or birth defects. No Significant Risk Levels (NSRLs) for cancer-causing chemicals and Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) are also provided. This list and other information regarding Prop 65 can be accessed at http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65. The list contains a wide range of chemicals. Many of them are ingredients or components of common household products, such as ceramic ware, alcoholic beverages and aspirin. Others may be industrial chemicals, dyes, or solvents used in dry cleaning, manufacturing, or construction, such as benzene, cadmium, perchloroethylene and formaldehyde. Even though safe harbor limits are associated with each of the chemicals listed in the Proposition 65 list, it does not include regulatory limits for the amount of chemical that would be contained in a specific product type. Therefore, it is not necessarily recommended to test for all 965 chemicals in the list. The requirements are intended to be overly strict. For example, for a cancer-causing chemical, according to the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, “a person exposed to the chemical at the ‘no significant risk level’ for 70 years would not have more than a ‘one in 100,000’ chance of developing cancer as a result of that exposure.” So, if there would be more than one excess case of cancer out of 100,000 people over a period of 70 years because of exposure to that amount of the substance, you slap on that label to be cautious. It’s not just computer related equipment. As an example, Amazon.com outlines the required warnings for California consumers placed on tools, lead crystal glasses, ceramic tableware, jewelry, Tiffany style lamps, electrical cords, beauty products, and even motor vehicles.