STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WHAT IS PROPOSITION 65?
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.
WHAT TYPES OF CHEMICALS ARE ON THE PROPOSITION 65 LIST?
Many of the materials included in Proposition 65 list are commonly found in products such as jewelry, lamps, ceramic tableware, beauty products and furniture; they include plastics, vinyls, and even aspirin and Vitamin A at certain levels.
WHAT PRODUCTS DOES THIS SITE CARRY THAT CONTAIN CHEMICALS?
Our internal testing and supplier audit processes are designed to confirm that our materials meet the standards set by California Prop 65. As an example, many paints contain trace amounts of lead and / or cadmium (as does nail polish), both chemicals on the Proposition 65 list. However, the concentration of these chemicals – where present at all – are well below allowable levels. Because every component of every product that ships to California cannot reasonably be tested for all of the 900+ chemicals listed, the safest option is to include a warning even though it may not be necessary.
We’ve compiled fact sheets from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment that are relevant to the products we carry.
You can download these fact sheets here:
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON PROPOSITION 65?
If you have specific questions on the administration or implementation of Proposition 65, you can email OEHHA’s Proposition 65 program at P65.Questions@oehha.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 445-6900.