California Prop 65

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Effective August 31st 2018, all companies who sell products directly into the State of California must comply with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, a.k.a. Proposition 65.
Proposition 65 is law that requires a warning label to accompany any product sold in California which contains any detectable amount of any substance on a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm

Since Prop 65’s beginning, the State of California publishes the list of hazardous chemicals covered by this law and continuously expands the list. Today said list contains over 900 chemicals.

Potential exposure to any chemical on this list is governed by California State law under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, or Proposition 65.
The law states that everyone in the supply chain including suppliers, distributors, and end users are considered responsible for adherence to the law and delivering safe products.
Therefore suppliers must inform distributors of products requiring warnings, and distributors must educate their customers.

In order to help all our customers and downstream supply chains understand and deal with any potential issues due to Prop 65, Samscreen Incorporated has initiated the following Actions:

1) We have compliance memos from all of our supplier mills; some have reported they have no chemicals listed while others stated they do. The mill response and material safety data sheets will be made available to our customers upon request.

2) We will be placing the following warning label on our packing lists and product tags. The warning sticker will provide a link to the State of California website.

⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov The warning label is posted on our website as well.

It’s important to note that although we are providing warnings on all products, it does not mean that all of the products we sell contain chemicals on the Proposition 65 list. Rather it means that some portion of the thousands of products we market may be affected by Proposition 65.

Please contact your Sales Representative with any questions you may have.