Prop 65 - Hearth Products Controls Co.

Prop 65

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Dear Customer,

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide clear warnings to the residents of California about chemicals known in the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. It is important to note Proposition 65 not only applies to businesses in California, it requires any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer that sells or ships product to California to also comply. Proposition 65 requires warning labels to be placed on the product (or packaging) containing certain chemicals which the State of California has identified as carcinogens and/or reproductive toxicants.

Proposition 65 does directly affect HPC fire pits and select components we offer. If you or your customers sell / ship or have the potential to sell / ship these products to the State of California through consumer retail, e-commerce or distribution, we are requiring your compliance with all Proposition 65 regulations. All affected HPC products will ship with the compliant labels affixed to the products or their immediate packaging. If a label provided by HPC is removed or modified, another compliant label must replace it.

Currently there are Proposition 65 warning labels applicable to HPC product that will be applied at our factory- one warning label is for Lead found in brass components, another is for Chromium found in stainless steel, these will be applied to the product packaging; the other label is for the potential risk of Carbon Monoxide (CO) exposure, which will be applied directly to the product. The Dealers / Distributors that buy components in bulk (master cartons) then repackage and sell / ship these products individually to California are required to apply the proper label(s).

As mentioned above, Proposition 65 will require adequate warning before an online purchase is made. All e-commerce websites must be updated with a compliant warning on the product display page for the HPC product affected- or by otherwise prominently displaying the warning to the purchaser prior to completing the purchase, presented in a manner that clearly associates the warning with the product.

We are required by the State of California to send you a reminder about Proposition 65 annually- these warnings will be sent electronically. Please send a current email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject PROP 65, otherwise we will use the email address on file. Please note it is not necessary to update any product or package warning labels for any currently labeled HPC products in your possession that were manufactured prior to the August 30 rule change.

If there is anything you need from HPC to assist in complying with Proposition 65, please contact us.

For more details on Proposition 65, please go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


Legal

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63-37 percent margin. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

Note: The information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have any concerns about Prop 65 or how it may apply to our products, please consult your attorney.

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