California Proposition 65

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Proposition 65 is a California law that applies to companies selling products in California.  Proposition 65 requires warnings if a product contains any listed chemical present above very low levels. Proposition 65’s warning standards are among the most stringent in the world.  Proposition 65 is not a product safety law, but rather a “right-to-know” law. Businesses are entitled to provide warnings to comply with Proposition 65. 

There are over 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list, which is administered by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a part of the California Environmental Protection Agency. The list includes naturally occurring and man-made chemicals.  Proposition 65 warnings can be seen for a wide variety of everyday consumer products, including electronic equipment, and warnings can be seen posted throughout California in a variety of establishments such as buildings, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and stores.

What is the purpose of the warning on MBW, Inc. packaging and webpages?
The warning is part of our ongoing effort to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as “Proposition 65”).

WARNING: Operating, servicing and maintaining this equipment can expose you to chemicals, including engine exhaust, phthalates and lead, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Avoid breathing engine exhaust. Do not operate equipment in confined areas.

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