California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) (27 Cal. Code Reg. § 25600, et seq.) – has recently changed, requiring manufacturers to provide a warning base on its knowledge about the presence of on or more of he almost 900 listed chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
With a few exceptions, manufacturers operating in the state of California as well as those entities who distribute, import, package, and/or supply products into the State of California are now required provide a “clear and reasonable” warning to consumers that their products may contain one or more of these listed chemicals or compounds. The complete list is available at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
In compliance with the new requirements, we are notifying each of our customers that CEMCO products contain Nickel (metallic) and/or other chemicals listed which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Safety data sheets from our major suppliers are available from CEMCO on our website at www.cemcosteel.com.