California PROP 65
California has implemented the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as "Proposition 65," which represents an elevated level of consumer awareness. Originally aimed at safeguarding drinking water sources from chemical contamination, Proposition 65 now mandates warning labels on products that may contain around 1,000 chemicals or ingredients recognized by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as carcinogens or reproductive toxicants.
Numerous materials listed under Proposition 65 can be commonly found in everyday products such as coffee, jewelry, lamps, ceramic tableware, lead crystal glasses, electric cords, automobiles, beauty products, and furniture. These materials encompass plastics, vinyls, heavy metals, and even Vitamin A in specific quantities. Certain chemicals, like lead, are widely dispersed in the environment through air, soil, water, and rocks. The Los Angeles Times highlights that Proposition 65 warnings are prevalent in numerous locations, including parking lots, hardware stores, schools, hospitals, theme parks, and most medium to large-scale businesses.
To comply with this law in California, we are obligated to include Proposition 65 warnings on our products, as there is always a possibility that wood dust or any of the hundreds of ingredients listed in Proposition 65 may be present in our products or packaging materials. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in substantial fines. Moreover, we are mandated to use the precise wording for this warning as specified by California: "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 and birth defects or other reproductive harm."
We urge you not to be unduly alarmed! Although research supports the association between these materials and health risks, it also demonstrates that the level of exposure plays a crucial role in determining the actual risk. Hence, the presence of a Prop 65 warning does not automatically imply that the product is unsafe.
Like most furniture companies, Tijoris Home maintains substantial inventory that ships nationwide. Since we cannot predict the destination of a product at the time of its manufacture, we have decided to affix these labels on all our products, regardless of whether they are destined for California. It is equally important for all retailers selling products to consumers in California to retain the warning labels on the products.
At Tijoris Home, the well-being of our customers and employees remains our top priority. We assure you of our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality products in the industry.
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