NOTICE: California Proposition 65
Why does rē•spin include this warning on its products?
We are providing Prop 65 warning labels to inform consumers that the product contains chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list. It does not mean that a product is unsafe. All rē•spin products meet or exceed the requirements of applicable product performance and safety industry standards, as well as the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The label simply ensures that rē•spin is in compliance with the State of California’s Prop 65 law for warning label requirements. Such warnings are commonly seen in California on consumer products, restaurants, amusement parks, and many other locations. No other State has such a law.
Why Do Green Goo Products Have the Prop 65 Warning?
Green Goo products are safe! Since we use some essential oils on the Prop 65 list, we are required to advise our customers. These essential oils do not naturally contain harmful chemicals, but California is concerned about the air and soil in which they are grown. The amounts of essential oils used in our products are very small and well under what California has deemed critical for the warning. We work to ensure compliance with California’s Prop 65 Act and label the respective products accordingly.
What is California Proposition 65?
In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (known as "Proposition 65"). Proposition 65 is a "Right to Know" statute; its purpose is to make sure people are aware, before they purchase, that the product they come into contact with contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The statute requires a warning label even if the amount of the chemical is miniscule.
The State of California has listed over 900 chemicals that must be disclosed under Prop 65. The list, which is updated annually, includes a wide variety of chemicals that can be found in many consumer products, such as kitchen utensils, footwear and handbags, exercise equipment, photo and scrapbook albums, luggage, and many other products (even foods and beverages).
Should I be worried about the safety of rē•spin?
Absolutely not! rē•spin products are safe. A Prop 65 warning does not mean that a product is unsafe. The standards for Prop 65 are extremely stringent—much lower than those established by the FDA. rē•spin never compromises on quality and has gone to great lengths to ensure our products are safe and we use the highest quality ingredients available. You can feel great about using rē•spin products.
Where can I find out more information about Proposition 65?
To learn more about Prop 65 and to see a list of the more than 900 chemicals that require a warning label in California, you can go to http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/about-proposition-65.