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California Proposition 65

This warning is the result of a law passed in California in 1986 generally referred to as “Proposition 65.” Testrite strives to comply with all applicable laws, including Proposition 65.

With the way Proposition 65 is structured, however, it is not possible to ascertain, with 100% scientific certainty, whether or not a particular product requires a warning for any one of the more than 850 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list.

As a result of the potential penalties and the current private enforcement climate, Testrite has  elected to provide the Proposition 65 notice out of an abundance of caution in order to ensure compliance and avoid the potential for liability.

The warning does not mean that our products actually will cause any harm. Moreover, a Proposition 65 warning does not mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. In fact, the California government has clarified that “the fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe.” The government has also explained, “You could think of Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.”

We believe our products are not harmful when used as designed. We provide the warning in order to comply with this California right-to-know law.
Our products are sold nationwide. It would be extremely difficult and costly to determine which products will be ultimately sold or brought into California. Therefore, to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements, we have decided to include these warnings on all of our products, regardless of destination.

For more information about Proposition 65, visit: www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65