California's Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels.
The State of California has unique labeling requirements for products that contain certain chemicals. These chemicals are listed, under rules of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (otherwise known as Proposition 65), as being known to cause cancer and/or reproductive toxicity. If chemicals on this list are in products sold in California, the product label is required to provide clear and reasonable warning to that effect. The Act exempts products that do not pose a “significant risk” from the labeling requirement and only applies to those activities or products offered for sale within California. Only businesses with 10 or more employees must comply with Proposition 65. As described above, “significant risk” may be debatable to some. As a result, the warnings are applied to all products.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For additional information, please visit California Proposition 65 website: Proposition 65
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.
Ceramic & Kitchen Tableware
Lead levels in the ceramic tableware sold in our store comply with FDA standards. California requires the following separate notice for ceramic tableware:
WARNING: Use of this tableware will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Beverage Containers & Bottles
WARNING: Many food and beverage containers have linings containing Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers.
Crystal Glasses & Glasswares
Lead levels in crystal glasses sold in our store comply with FDA standards. California requires the following separate notice:
WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served 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. This warning does not apply to Baccarat decanters, flacons, stoppered pitchers, and mustard and jam pots.