WHAT IS PROP 65?
Proposition 65, officially known as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law requiring warning labels be provided to California consumers when they may be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.
This list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. These warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about potential exposures to these chemicals from the products they use.
Complete information about California Proposition 65 can be found here:
The following warning label is included with many TeraFlex products:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including chromium (hexavalent compounds), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
I AM NOT A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT; WHY IS THIS INCLUDED?
TeraFlex products are sold and distributed worldwide. It would be extremely difficult and costly to determine which products will be ultimately sold or brought into California. Therefore, to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements, we have decided to include these warnings on all of our products, regardless of destination.
ARE TERAFLEX PRODUCTS SAFE?
TeraFlex would like to emphasize that a Proposition 65 warning does not indicate a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. TeraFlex products meet all federal regulatory standards. Determining anticipated levels of exposure to listed chemicals can be very complex. It is very costly to prove that the presence of a listed chemical is below California's "No Significant Risk Level" (NSRL). Out of an abundance of caution, TeraFlex has elected to place the Proposition 65 warning labels on many of our products simply based on knowledge of the presence of a listed chemical without attempting to evaluate the specific level of exposure.