Proposition 65 warning Information
Why is this applicable to this product?
Under Prop 65, the State of California publishes a list of items
known to increase the risk of cancer and birth defects. One of the
items on the list is lead. Lead is a component base metal used to
make brass. There is at least one protected chrome plated brass
component in a product that bears this warning. Our beverage
products do not store the beverage in a brass component.
Furthermore, the beverage passes by the protected chrome plated
brass component rapidly and as such, we are trying to file a
‘statement of relief?to the California authority which should allow
us to sell our products without this warning label. (text from
a product safe if it carries a Proposition 65 warning?
The fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean
by itself that the product is unsafe.
could think of Proposition 65 more as a “right to know?law than a
pure product safety law. Voters who approved Proposition 65 in 1986
intended that Californians should have a right to know when they may
be exposed to chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive harm.
That way, consumers and their families can decide on their own if
they want to purchase and/or use the product. For additional
information about the product, contact the product manufacturer.
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recently bought a product that came with a Proposition 65 warning.
How do I find out more about the warning and the chemicals in the
Businesses are not required to provide OEHHA with any information
regarding their Proposition 65 warnings. To receive more
information about the chemicals of concern and the levels of
exposure related to a particular product's use, one should contact
the manufacturer of the product. The decision to provide a
Proposition 65 warning is made by the respective business based upon
its knowledge of the types of chemical exposures it is responsible
for causing to individuals. A business is not required to notify
our office or any other regulatory agency when it decides to provide
Because we do not know why a business has chosen to provide a
warning, we generally cannot respond to specific questions regarding
product safety, why a warning is being given, for which listed
chemical the warning is being given, how long the chemical exposures
have been occurring, and at what level a chemical exposure is
occurring. The responses to these exposure questions should be
obtained from the business.
list of chemicals subject to Proposition 65 is available at
Have you noticed that Brass and Copper are used in breweries
to make and store beer and other beverages?
be sure to update our loyal customers on this topic.