What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.
The warnings are intended to help california consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more that 850 chemicals.
What is West Coast Corporation Doing?
Starting Aug. 30th, all products produced by West Coast Corporation will carry the Prop 65 warning on the product packaging to ensure compliance with the regulation.
It is the responsibility of any reseller of West Coast Corporation products to inform consumers in the State of California of the possible health hazards associated with chemicals used in our products. The following labels must be located on website product pages, direct order catalogs, quotations and any other document a consumer in the State of California will receive at the time of purchase:
Short Form Warning:
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Long Form Warning:
WARNING: This product can expose you to nickel and BPA 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
Additional Information about Proposition 65
For background on the new Proposition 65 warnings, see https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/new-proposition-65-warnings.
Proposition 65 and its regulations are posted at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/law/proposition-65-law-and-regulations.