Also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, California Proposition 65 is a law that requires warning to consumers if a product exposes consumers to a wide variety of chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other reproductive harm. Adopted amendments in September 2016, on how "clear and reasonable warnings" should be provided under Proposition 65, become operative on August 30, 2018. A pictogram – an exclamation mark inside an equilateral triangle – must also be included. Proposition 65 applies only in California.
What does the Proposition 65 Warning mean?A Proposition 65 warning means that the business issuing the warning knows that one or more listed chemicals is merely present in its product. A warning must be given unless a business demonstrates that the exposure it causes poses "no significant risk."
Why do we place a Proposition 65 warning on our products?A Proposition 65 warning means the company has chosen to provide a warning simply based on its knowledge about the presence of a listed chemical. Out of an abundance of caution, we place the Proposition 65 warnings on all packaging shipped to California.
You can download the Ubbink Proposition 65 here.