Frequently Asked Questions

Proposition 65

California Regulation: Proposition 65 also known as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

No action is required. The purpose is to ensure that people are well informed about the exposure to prduct materials, regardless of the limited risk. The State of California describes "Proposition 65 more as a 'right to know' law than a pure product safety law."

These warnings mean the business issuing it is aware of or believes that one or more listed chemicals may be present in its product, even if only in trace amounts.  Proposition 65 does not ban or restrict the use of the chemicals on the list, which includes many common metals and plastics. A warning must be given if the listed chemical is merely present in a product unless a business demonstrates the level of exposure poses "no significant risk". In example, with respect to carcinogens, the "no significant risk" level is defined as the level which is calculated to result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed over a 70-year lifetime. VisionTek's products are manufactured in full compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Provincial requirements. VisionTek Products has chosen to label all of its products known to ship to the State of California using language approved by the State of California as follows depending upon product type: Products that may contain Lead include Graphics Cards and other products that use a PCB as part of its components: Products that may contain Arsenic include Cables and... Read more
First, it requires the Governor of California to publish a list of chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include more than 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987. Second, it requires that businesses provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowlingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical. This warning can be given by a variety of means, such as by labeling a consumer product, by posting signs at the workplace, or by publushing notices in a... Read more
In November 1986, State of California voters approved a ballot initiative to address concerns about exposures to toxic chemicals. That initiative became The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name, Proposition 65. New regulations were adopted in August 2016 that amended the current provision for "clear and reasonable" Proposition 65 warnings. The new regulations became effective on August 30, 2018 and apply to products manufactured on or after that date. For more information, please... Read more