California Proposition 65 is a "right to know" law that entitles citizens of the State of California to special warnings for all products that contain any of 850+ chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm when such chemicals are present in a product in excess of the allowable established limits, or otherwise recognized by the State of California.
Sunset is fully committed to providing the highest quality products that are safe for their intended use by our customers and that comply with applicable law. And while we fully stand behind the safety of our products and while we do conduct testing of certain product categories for purposes of detecting the presence of certain chemicals from California's List of Chemicals, we cannot possibly test all of our products for each of the 850+ chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harms. As an alternative to such testing, and to ensure compliance with California Prop 65 labeling requirements, we have elected to enclose a warning label for all applicable products that ship into the State of California.
We care about our customers' safety and hope this information helps you with your decision when purchasing products from Sunset. The current list of chemicals that are "known" by the State of California to cause cancer, reproductive harm or birth defects, as well as other information regarding California "Prop 65" can be accessed at http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html