California Prop 65
California’s Proposition 65 is a consumer “right-to-know” law. Also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, it provides California consumers with certain warnings for products that may expose them to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm, if those products can expose consumers to such chemical(s) above certain threshold levels. Therefore, manufacturers may be required to provide certain warnings to comply with Proposition 65.
Peterson Manufacturing Company has always provided high quality, safe products for our customers. We will never change that practice. Simultaneously, we are dedicated to working with our customers and suppliers to meet all applicable consumer safety requirements related to our products, including California Proposition 65 warning regulations. Many factors can affect chemical exposure levels. The simple habit of washing your hands after handling certain materials is just one example of a positive controllable factor.
Proposition 65 is administered by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a part of the California Environmental Protection Agency. It requires the State to publish and maintain a list of substances identified as carcinogens and/or reproductive toxicants to be available to the general public. The chemical list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals. You may obtain a complete list of these chemicals at http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list.
Again, Peterson Manufacturing is committed to the health and safety of our customers and the general public, as well as maintaining compliance with all applicable laws. You can rest assured that we are providing the prescribed associated warnings under Proposition 65’s “safe harbor” warning requirement for all products subject to the Act’s notification requirements.
North America Retail Pack Warning Label Sample
The following language is included in Peterson’s conditions of sale: