What does the chemical exposure warning statement on your website mean?
You may have seen the following warning statement on the product page of our website:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
We appreciate your concerns. Rest assured that the statement does NOT mean that our products will necessarily cause cancer or reproductive harm. We put that warning on our website to comply with California Prop. 65 laws.
What is Proposition 65?
The State of California has enacted the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (generally referred to as Prop. 65.) Prop. 65 is a broad law that applies to any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California.
It requires warning labels on any product that contains (or may contain) any of 700 or more (!) elements that the California Air Resources Board considers harmful. Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 have been routinely used in everyday consumer items for years without documented harm.
Why has Bulletin Brands put a warning on all of our product pages?
The penalties for not complying with Prop. 65 are steep. As a result, and because there is no penalty for providing an unnecessary warning, Bulletin Brands has elected to provide the notice out of an abundance of caution in order to avoid the potential for liability and to protect you, our clients.
Further, if your order is shipping to California, you may also see warning labels on the items you ordered.
For testing and safety information on a specific product on our website, please contact us.
For more information about Proposition 65 visit: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/getNSRLs.html