Proposition 65 Compliance
What is California Proposition 65?
Also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, California Proposition 65 is a law that requires warning to consumers if a product exposes consumers to a wide variety of chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65 applies only in California.
What does the Proposition 65 Warning "This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm," mean?
A Proposition 65 warning means that the business issuing the warning knows that one or more listed chemicals is merely present in its product. A warning must be given unless a business demonstrates that the exposure it causes poses "no significant risk."
Why does E-Z-Hook place a Proposition 65 warning on its products?
A Proposition 65 warning means one of two things: (1) the company evaluated the exposure and has concluded that product exceeds the "no significant risk level"; or (2) the company has chosen to provide a warning simply based on its knowledge about the presence of a listed chemical without attempting to evaluate the exposure. With most of the E-Z-Hook products the chemical exposure is below the Proposition 65 level of concern, or even zero. However, out of an abundance of caution, E-Z-Hook has elected to place the Proposition 65 warning on all products shipped to California.