California Proposition 65 (CA Prop 65), which is officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires certain warnings relative to certain substances known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. CA Prop 65 does not ban or restrict the sale of chemicals on the CA Prop 65 list of approx. 1.000 substances. The warnings are intended to help Californians make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use and the places they go. Recent changes and updates of said regulation include new requirements for the labeling of products that may contain chemicals included in the list. For further information please refer to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/new-proposition-65-warnings.
Some of the listed substances are included in raw materials that are without known substitutes and are indispensable for manufacturing BRAND products. As such BRAND products are subject to these updated requirements. Therefore, going forward, some of our products or product packaging may bear certain warning labels irrespective of the country or state of final use.
An example of such labeling is shown below:
As per California law such warnings are required to appear on original factory packaging units. If our original packaging units are split up along the chain of distribution for sale of single items contained in such packing units, the labeling requirements for such single items passes to the respective distributor involved in splitting up our original packing units as per the labeling guidelines of CA Prop 65 in the chain of distribution. In such cases the manufacturer is required to provide notice to the distributor with warning instructions equivalent to the labeling of the original factory packing unit. The distributor is then required to label the split up individual items accordingly to be in compliance with the updated requirements of California law.
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