The label is a warning being provided by T&S Brass to comply with theCalifornia Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,commonly known as “Proposition 65.” Many products sold inCalifornia are required by law to carry the label. Thefollowing example label is included on packaging for T&S Gas Appliance Connectors.This label will appear on many other T&S products.
"WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, Chromium (hexavalent compounds) and Phthalates (DEHP) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."
We are providing Prop 65 warning labels simply to inform consumers thatthe product contains chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list.T&S Brass products that carry the Prop 65 label include components madewith brass, which contains small but detectible amounts of lead—an elementincluded on the Prop 65 chemical list. Brass has a decades-long historyof successful use in plumbing applications.
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 orother reproductive harm. Nor does it mean that a product is unsafe. All T&SBrass products meet or exceed the requirements of applicable productperformance and safety industry standards, as well as the federal SafeDrinking Water Act. We are confident there is no health hazard associatedwith the installation or removal of T&S Brass products.
In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic EnforcementAct (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 productthey come into contact with contains chemicals known to the State of California tocause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The statute requires awarning label even if the amount of the chemical is miniscule.
We are providing Prop 65 warning labels to inform consumers that the productcontains chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list. It does notmean that a product is unsafe. All T&S Brass products meet or exceed therequirements of applicable product performance and safety industry standards,as well as the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The label simply ensures thatT&S Brass is in compliance with the State of California’s Prop 65 law for warning label requirements.
T&S Brass products are sold nationwide and in Canada. It would be considerablycomplex to determine which products will be ultimately sold or brought intoCalifornia. Therefore, to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements,we have decided to include these labels on applicable products, regardless ofwhere they might be purchased or sold.