California Proposition 65
California’s Proposition 65, also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, was enacted in 1986. As part of the law, the state is required to publish a list of chemicals that are “known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.” The list is updated at least once a year and now contains about 800 different chemicals. The complete list can be found on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) website. http://www.oehha.org/prop65.html
As part of the law, businesses selling products to people in California must provide “clear and reasonable warnings” if one or more listed chemicals may be present in their product, even if it is only present in trace quantities.This warning is often in the form of a label on the product or its packaging. In compliance with this law, certain Sioux Chief products will appear with the following warning on their packaging:
Packaging Note: When the above warning is called for, it will be provided on the specific package offered for sale, and not necessarily on every individual part within that package for sale. For example, a bag of 10 parts may be offered for sale as “1 bag” containing the 10 parts, and the warning may be printed on the bag only.
For more information, contact Sioux Chief Manufacturing Customer Service at 1-800-821-3944.