What is California Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act passed by voters in the State of California in 1986. The act was created to inform California consumers about possible exposure to chemicals deemed by the State of California to be harmful. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more than 850 chemicals. Since Rowe is operating and selling products within the State of California, it must comply with the requirements of Proposition 65 and place warning labels on its products sold in California. While the warning label is only required for items sold in California, Rowe has made the corporate decision as a matter of best practices to install the label on all of its products regardless of destination.
For further information about California's Proposition 65, please visit: http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain.html