RACECAR ENGINEERING™ PROPOSITION 65 COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. 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 900 chemicals.  In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations, effective on August 30, 2018, which changed the information required in Proposition 65 warnings.

More About Proposition 65

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.

Racecar Engineering™ provides to consumers the following warning for their products as whole and exactly as it is received from the product suppliers and manufacturers.  Racecar Engineering™ is in no way responsible for the accuracy, legal status, or overall content of these written product warnings. 

Most products that Racecar Engineering™ sells, if the manufacturer has deemed that their products are applicable to Proposition 65 Warnings and Labeling, will have the following product notice on our website:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

However, many manufacturers also supply more detailed Warning Labels such as:

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon Black - Glass Wool Fibers - Silica - Chromium - Nickel, which is/are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm

Specific General Product Segment Category Info – Other Specific Proposition 65 Warnings

- Motor Vehicles - California requires the following notice:

WARNING: Motor vehicles contain fuel, oils and fluids, battery posts, terminals and related accessories which contain lead and lead compounds and other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.  These chemicals are found in vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories, both new and as replacements.  When being serviced, these vehicles generate used oil, waste fluids, grease, fumes and particulates, all known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm. 

- Tools - California requires the following notice:

WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

  • Lead from lead-based paints,
  • Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
  • Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.

Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work.  To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. 

- Electrical Cords - California requires the following notice:

WARNING: The wires of this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. 

Why Has Racecar Engineering™ Decided To Provide These Warnings?

Proposition 65 imposes strict penalties for noncompliance.  While California establishes "safe harbor numbers" for listed chemicals, the costs of individually testing products that Racecar Engineering™ sells and distributes is prohibitive (particularly when the list of our available brands is so expansive and is subject to change on an annual basis).

Many products Racecar Engineering™ sells include elements identified/listed under Proposition 65 and most are common everyday additives found in products like electrical wire, cable, coated fabrics, steering wheels, shoes, gloves, tool, brake pads, and more.

As a result of the steep penalties and because there is no penalty for providing an unnecessary warning, Racecar Engineering™ (like some other companies doing business in or selling products into California) decided to provide the Proposition 65 notice out of an abundance of caution.

If you have any questions or concerns about California Proposition 65 as it relates to this Racecar Engineering™ Compliance and Disclosure Statement, please contact marketing@racecareng.com or call us at 800-882-7231.

Additional Informational Links About California Proposition 65

Official Proposition 65 Website: www.p65warnings.ca.gov

Background on new Proposition 65 warnings: www.p65warnings.ca.gov/new-proposition-65-warnings

Proposition 65 and its regulations: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/law/proposition-65-law-and-regulations

Proposition 65 Compliance and Disclosure Statement - Updated October 22, 2018