Why you should care about Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 is a California law that applies to all brands that are selling and shipping products in or into California. Proposition 65 requires warnings if a product contains any of a list of chemicals that may be present above minimum allowed levels. Proposition 65 (or Prop 65) warning standards are among the most rigorous in the world. Proposition 65 is not a product safety law, but rather a “right-to-know” law. Businesses are required to provide warnings about the products that use any of the chemicals on the list in order to comply with Proposition 65 requirements.
The Prop 65 list of chemicals is well over 800 items. The list is administered by California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a part of the California Environmental Protection Agency. The list includes naturally occurring and man-made chemicals. Proposition 65 warnings can be seen for a wide variety of everyday consumer products, including electronic equipment, and warnings can be seen posted throughout California in a variety of establishments such as buildings, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and stores.
Why do Hifonics' product packaging and webpages have a warning?
There are several warning labels included with products and product packaging, as well as posted on our web pages, which are all part of our ongoing effort for Maxxsonics, the parent company of Hifonics, to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as "Proposition 65").
This is an example of a short warning label:
This is an example of the long-format warning label:
Click on the link to read the full program: