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California Proposition 65

STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING EXPLANATION

KLM Performance Inc. applies warning labels either on our product(s), or the packaging containing our product(s) regarding CA Prop 65. This warning is part of our effort to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as “Proposition 65”). The warning does not mean that the products sold by KLM Performance will necessarily cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. While we believe that the products offered by KLM Performance our are not harmful when used as designed, and we rely on our suppliers and manufacturers to help with this effort, we also provide these warnings to comply with Proposition 65.

What is California Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 is a far-reaching law and applies to any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California. Proposition 65 requires warnings to accompany any product that contains or may contain any of the chemicals appearing on the list administered by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a part of the California Environmental Protection Agency. The current Prop 65 List of chemical list can be found here: California Proposition 65 Chemical List

Why has KLM Performance decided to provide a warning?

Proposition 65 imposes strict penalties for noncompliance. While California establishes “safe harbor numbers” for listed chemicals, the costs of individually testing products that KLM Performance distributes is prohibitive (particularly when the list of chemicals is so expansive and subject to change on an annual basis).

As a result of the steep penalties and because there is no penalty for providing an unnecessary warning, KLM Performance provides the Proposition 65 notice out of an abundance of caution. We at KLM Performance rely upon the manufacturers to clearly illustrate the waringins on their products. 

For more information about California Proposition 65 we suggest that you review the information presented by the State Of California using this link to the the State Of California Proposition 65 Website for a full explanation regarding the STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH HAZARD ASSESSMENT SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1986
CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE TO CAUSE CANCER OR REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires that the Governor revise and republish at least once per year the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The identification number indicated in the following list is the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number. No CAS number is given when several substances are
presented as a single listing. The date refers to the initial appearance of the chemical on the list. For easy reference, chemicals which are shown underlined are newly added. Chemicals or endpoints shown in strikeout were placed on the Proposition 65 list on the date noted, and have subsequently
been removed.

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