California Prop 65
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Why am I seeing this warning??
Proposition 65 is a California law that requires consumers to be notified about the possible presence of listed chemicals in excess of specified levels in products sold in California. Chemicals included on the list are those which have been determined by a California state agency to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Currently the number of chemicals listed under Prop 65 is more than 900, with many new chemicals being added every year.
There are two ways a company can be compliant with Prop 65 regulations:
- Test every component of every product for every production run against each of the 900 chemicals listed to ensure they are within the safe harbor limits. Additional testing would be required each time new chemicals were added to the list. This to be impractical and cost-prohibitive.
- Place a Proposition 65, Safe Harbor Warning, on each of its products. The wording of the label, specified by California law, is: "CA Prop 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."
Shiraleah believes its products are safe when used as intended. However, in order to be compliant with California law, Shiraleah along with many major manufacturers in industries ranging from food processing to apparel, has decided to place CA Prop 65 Warning labels on its products that are being shipped to California or have a likelihood of being shipped to California. The current list of Prop 65 chemicals can be found on the website http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/Newlist.html.