California Proposition 65
What is California Proposition 65?
Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law requiring warnings to be provided to California consumers when they may be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. These warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposure to these chemicals from the products they use. There are over 850 chemicals on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) list of carcinogens or reproductive toxicants. Many of the listed chemicals and substances are common ingredients and materials found in a variety of household goods such as soaps, clothing, jewelry, appliances, automobiles and furniture.
In August 2016, OEHHA established new regulations that will take effect on August 30, 2018. A Proposition 65 Warning Label is required by law on all products that contain or may contain any of the listed chemicals. Although a product has a Proposition 65 warning label, it does not mean the given product violates safety standards or requirements in its respective industry.
Wood dust is one of the substances found on the Proposition 65 list of potentially harmful materials. As some of our products may contain wood dust or one of the other substances identified on the Proposition 65 list, we are required to include Proposition 65 warnings on all our products.
Under California law, there is a risk for not warning consumers and therefore, the specified warning label is placed on each product that Biofit Engineered Products manufactures. In compliance with Proposition 65, the specific labels read, “This product can expose you to chemicals including wood dust, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov”.
Effective August 30, 2018 BioFit began applying a warning label to every product we make regardless of its destination.
At Biofit Engineered Products, we take the health and safety of our employees and customers seriously. We are committed to making aesthetically pleasing, superior quality furniture that lasts for generations. Be assured that we do everything possible to prevent harmful chemicals from coming into contact with you and your family.
For more information, visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/general-info/proposition-65-plain-language