You might have noticed the Prop 65 warnings placed on either our website or at other stores. Here are frequently asked questions to help explain what the warning is and why we, like most companies doing business in California, are required to display it.
What is the Proposition 65 Warning?
Proposition 65 is formerly known as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This law requires that no person should knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving a clear and reasonable warning. There are currently more than 900 chemicals, both natural and man-made, published by the state.
Why does Talos USA include this warning?
Talos cares about your safety. Our products are sold in Asia, Europe and North America, and are subject to rigorous and extensive product safety testing. Talos products are safe when used as designed.
Talos USA, like most companies doing business in California, elect to include the warning out of an abundance of caution and as a result of the law. Companies such as Starbucks and Disneyland display this warning. Because not all companies choose to comply with the law, a product without the warning does not necessarily mean it is safer or it is in compliance with the law.
I purchased this product outside of California; why is it included?
We have decided to include this warning on our products sold nationwide as it is impractical to apply the warning only to products sold in California.
Where can I find more information on Proposition 65?
The State of California has published a plain English guide and FAQ, which will provide more helpful information.