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 minuscule.
What is this warning label? The label is a warning being provided by Hilborn Fuel Injection to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as “Proposition 65.” Many products sold in California are required by law to carry the label. The following example labels are included on packaging for products that include brass fittings or cad plated ram tubes.
Why does Hilborn Fuel Injection include this warning on its products? We are providing Prop 65 warning labels simply to inform consumers that the product contains chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list. Hilborn Fuel Injection products that carry the Prop 65 label include cad-plated ram tubes and components made with brass, which contains small but detectable amounts of lead—both elements are included on the Prop 65 chemical list. Even though a product may be found to contain a Proposition 65-listed chemical, it does not mean that use of the product will cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Nor does it mean that a product is unsafe. We are confident there is no health hazard associated with the installation or removal of Hilborn Fuel Injection products.
Where can I find out more information about Proposition 65? The State of California provides Proposition 65 information on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website at www.p65warnings.ca.gov.