CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING
WARNING: These products contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defects or other Reproductive Harm.
About California Prop 65:
If you live in California you may have started to notice signs in stores and additional warning tags on many products that you purchase. This is the result of the law known as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 or “Proposition 65".
The reason is that California state law requires businesses to provide reasonable warning about the use of any chemicals the state has decided could cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The list of chemicals and substances is extensive - currently totaling approximately 900.
Proposition 65 is a law that applies to companies that operate or sell products to California residents. It requires a warning posted on the product that the item may contain any of more than 900 elements that the California Air Resources Board considers harmful. Even if the products does not necessarily cause harm… the label is required. The California government has clarified that “the fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not by itself, mean that the product is unsafe.” The government has also explained that “You could think of Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.”
As a result of this law, many manufacturers in the outdoor and tactical industry are placing labels on their products in an abundance of caution to comply with the California law.
Since there is no penalty for providing an unnecessary warning, most manufacturers, have elected to provide the Proposition 65 notice out of an abundance of caution.
For any questions you may have about any of the products we sell and California Prop 65, please contact us.