Notice Regarding California Proposition 65
To our valued customers,
We are committed to providing high-quality products that are safe and compliant with all applicable regulations. In line with this commitment, we would like to inform you about California's Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
What is California Proposition 65?
California Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. It's important to note that the list of chemicals under Proposition 65 is continuously expanding based on the latest scientific findings.
To provide further clarity, the law states that Californians have a right to know if a chemical may cause "more than 1 extra case of cancer in 100,000 people over a 70-year lifetime". This is a very specific threshold, and our intention in providing this information is to ensure transparency, not to cause alarm.
How does this relate to our products?
Some of our fasteners undergo electroplating and chemical coating processes which may involve the use of certain chemicals, including nickel, lead, and chromium. While we strive to ensure that our products are compliant and safe, there is a possibility that trace amounts of these chemicals, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, may be present.
Why are we providing this warning if our products are safe?
We understand that you may question the need for this warning if our products are deemed safe. The reason for this warning is due to the requirements of Proposition 65. The law mandates that if a product contains any listed chemical, a warning must be provided, regardless of the amount or the perceived risk. This is a precautionary measure to ensure consumers are well-informed.
Note to Non-California Residents:
Our products are sold throughout the United States and other countries around the world. Predicting and labeling only those products destined for California would be challenging. As a result, to ensure compliance and simplicity in our packaging process, the Proposition 65 warning is included on all our product packaging, regardless of the destination. Therefore, even if you are not a resident of California, you might still see this warning on our products.
While the exposure levels may be well below the Proposition 65 warning threshold, out of an abundance of caution, we have chosen to provide the following warning for products shipped to California and beyond:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel, lead, and chromium, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
We assure you that we are continuously working to minimize the presence of these chemicals in our products and to stay updated with the latest safety standards.
For more information about Proposition 65, please visit the official website at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Thank you for your continued trust and support. Your safety and satisfaction remain our top priority.