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California Prop 65

Prop 65

On some of our products, there might be a warning on the packaging: Prop 65

What does this mean?

Proposition 65 (formally titled "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986") was passed into law in California in 1986. The regulation originally sought to protect drinking water sources from toxic substances and to reduce or eliminate exposures to cancer and birth defect causing chemicals generally. This is achieved primarily by mandating warnings that help consumers make informed decisions about exposure.

Then this enforcement got extended: Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 are common everyday additives found in products like ceramic tableware, beauty products, canned and bottled food, coffee, some roasted nuts, and motor vehicles, etc. Because of the vast array of products that might contain one of the chemicals or ingredients on the list, some of our vendors must include Proposition 65 warnings.

Prop 65 does not regulate the limits of the substance in the product or prohibit the sale of the product but requires us in California to notify the consumers of the presence of the substance so they can make an informed decision.

For more information, please visit: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/

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