California Proposition 65 FAQs
- What is California's Proposition 65?
Proposition (Prop 65) is a California law that requires the state to keep a list of chemicals that the State of California has identified may cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
If a product contains a chemical on the list, the State of California requires businesses doing business in the State of California to provide a 'reasonable warning' before potentially exposing Californians to the chemicals. California requires all 'persons in the course of doing business' whose products are sold in California to comply with Proposition 65, in addition to federal laws for product safety.
-What is the California Proposition 65 Warning Notice?
Mandated by the State of California’s Prop 65, the following warning label must appear on products sold in California if they contain chemicals on the Proposition 65 list of hazardous substances.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
-What product categories are covered under this warning?
There are many commonly used items that fall under the State of California’s Prop 65 mandates. Additionally, real properties are subject to California’s Prop 65 mandates due to the possibility of hazardous chemicals being present in the nearby environment. Some of the product categories sold in the State of California, and California locations that require California Prop 65 warning labels include:
- Products made with Fabric, Leather, Vinyl, Foam, Synthetic and Non-woven Material
- Glassware, Ceramics and Tableware
- Batteries and/or Products that contain batteries
- Beauty Products (including first-aid kits and lotions)
- Hardware Suppliers
- Grocery Stores
- Drug Stores
- Medical Facilities
- Government Agencies
- Retail Stores
- Parking Garages
-What chemical(s) in Olympia products does this apply to?
All Olympia parts and fabrics are made from the most durable and safe materials, in full compliance with federal safety regulations. As there are many chemicals used throughout manufacturing processes our products may contain a trace amount of any of the 850+ chemicals on the California Proposition 65 warning list. The list of chemicals and metals covered by Prop 65 now exceeds 850, and the list continues to grow every year. For a complete listing, visit www.oehha.org/prop65.html
-Are Olympia products in compliance with federal product safety laws?
Yes. Olympia products are in full compliance with all federal laws for product safety.
-Where can I get more information on California Proposition 65?
For general information on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, you may contact OEHHA's Proposition 65 program at (916) 445-6900, or visit http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html. For enforcement information, contact the California Attorney General's Office at (510) 622-2160, or visit http://ag.ca.gov/prop65/