What Is Proposition 65?
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
What about ELMO?
ELMO USA Corp. and its parent company adhere to a strict environmentally friendly corporate policy. Even with these strict policies in place the products that we manufacture may expose you to a chemical that appears on the Proposition 65 list.
The list can be found at the following link: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list
This warning does not mean that our products will cause cancer or reproductive harm, that they violate any governmental safety regulations or that the products are unsafe to use. Many of the chemicals that appear on the Proposition 65 list are used in products that many of us use on a daily basis.
Out of an abundance of caution ELMO USA Corp. is providing this general warning, as required by law, so that you, as a consumer in the state of California, have a better understanding of any risks that may be present when using our products.
For more information regarding CA Proposition 65 please visit https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov