California’s Proposition 65 protects California consumers by requiring special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm where those products would expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels.

If a product description on this site directed you to this page, the following notice applies to that product:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

In addition, California may require one or more of the following specific warnings for certain categories of products:

MOTHERBOARDS

WARNING: Products with exposed solder may contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please wash hands after handling internal components and motherboards and avoid inhalation of fumes if heating the solder.

ELECTRICAL CORDS; PVC COATED WIRES, CORDS, PLUGS, AND CONNECTORS; AND OTHER PVC COATED PRODUCTS

WARNING: The plastic on this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

TOOLS

WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

  • Lead from lead-based paints,

  • Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and

  • Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated limber.

Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

LEAD CRYSTAL GLASSWARE

WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

CERAMIC TABLEWARE

WARNING: Use of this tableware will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

DECORATED GLASSWARE

WARNING: The materials used as colored decorations on the exterior of this product contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

TIFFANY STYLE LAMPS

WARNING: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

JEWELRY

WARNING: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS

WARNING: This product contains progesterone, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. Consult with your physician before using this product.