California Proposition 65 Warning

What is California Proposition 65?

Also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 was originally meant to protect sources of drinking water from chemical contamination.  Over the years, this proposition has grown into a requirement for all businesses that sell to Californians to provide warning labels on products that contain chemicals or ingredients that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) considers a carcinogen or a reproductive toxin. This list contains up to about 1,000 different chemicals or ingredients and is updated at least once a year.

Many of the materials included on the Prop 65 list can be commonly found in various household products anywhere from coffee to beauty products to home furnishings. Because some of our products contain a material listed we are required to include a Proposition 65 Warning on our product in order to avoid large fines.  As we are an online retailer, we cannot control where our products will be sold in the United States so it is included on any product that contains this material. 

What is in my product?

As our product page contains this disclaimer we are required to issue the following warning: 

This product can expose you to chemicals including [name of one or more chemicals], which is[are] known to the State of California to cause cancer,  birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

We would like to assure you that there is no need to be alarmed by this label.  While there is research to support the health-related risks associated with the materials on the Prop 65 list, it is important to note that the key indicator in determining the risk is the amount of exposure and a Prop 65 warning does not automatically mean the product is unsafe.

More information on phthalates can be found here: 

More information on lead and lead compounds can be found here:

More information on cadmium can be found here:

In this situation we would like to be as transparent as possible as we take the safety of our customers and employees very seriously. For more information on Proposition 65 you can go here: