What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.   These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63-37 percent margin.  The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 Prop65 triangle small rgb WARNING: This product can expose you to BPA, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

What does this warning mean and when is it required?

This warning does not mean that our products will cause cancer or reproductive harm. In addition,  it does not mean our products are in violation of any Federal or State product-safety standards or requirements.

Why does Encon Safety Products include this warning?

Proposition 65 law applies to any company that operates in California, manufactures or sells products in California. Since our products are sold worldwide we want to ensure compliance with the Proposition 65 law, so we have decided to include this warning about our products, regardless of destination.