Prop 65 Warning

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as “Proposition 65”, requires manufacturers to provide warnings on products that may expose Californians to threshold levels of chemicals on the State’s Prop 65 list. In August 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new Prop 65 regulations that become fully effective for products manufactured after August 30, 2018. The new Prop 65 regulations include changes to the State’s “safe harbor” requirements for warning language and use. These changes address not only the potential labeling of product packaging, but also the requirements for warnings on website landing pages and catalog pages used to sell products to consumers in California.

The warning does not mean our products will cause cancer or reproductive harm. Proposition 65 may be best defined as a “Right to Know” law, and Proposition 65 warnings are not an indication that a product is violating safety standards or regulations. Some of our products may contain traces of various chemicals that are on the list, but they are part of the normal manufacturing process or are present in the raw materials used in the products.

It is important to understand that even though a product may contain a Proposition 65 listed chemical, it does not mean that the use of the product will cause any adverse health impacts, nor does it mean that the product is unsafe in any way or manner. Legend products have always met or exceeded the requirements of applicable product performance, safety and health standards. Legend products undergo high-quality testing and production processes that allow us to meet and exceed safety standards within the plumbing industry.

Prop 65 law applies to any company operating, manufacturing or selling products into the state of California. Legend’s products are sold internationally, and it would be difficult or impossible to place warnings only on products shipped into or sold in California. At this time Legend has chosen to include the warning regardless of where the products are sold to ensure compliance with the California Prop 65 law.

The State of California provides information about Proposition 65 (administered by OEHHA) which can be found at the website:www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.