Promotional Products Home Frequently Asked Questions What is Proposition 65?

If you receive any of our products in the great state of California, you might see this label on your products:

Proposition 65 Warning. This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Don't Worry, We've Read the Fine Print

If you're in California, you probably already know this, but we'll share it here for anyone who just moved or is unfamiliar with the legal notice. Proposition 65 is also known as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. We'll go over the basics.

Basically, it means that any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California are subject to Proposition 65. Since many of our products are sold in California, Proposition 65 applies to Quality Logo Products.

Okay, But How Does it Affect My Order?

Proposition 65 requires warning labels to be placed on anything that may contain any of 600-plus elements that the California Air Resources Board considers a potential carcinogen or toxin. This list of elements includes lead (contained within the inks used to customize most products), brass, PVC, and a lot more.

We Test for Quality

Every product from Quality Logo Products is tested for quality and meets all federal and state requirements. A majority of the inks we use to customize our products contain some trace amounts of lead. Proposition 65 doesn't give any exclusions or exemptions - if there's lead in the product, it has to get labeled. So, even if the ink contains only .00000001% lead, Prop 65 requires a label.

We're Serious About the Law

We normally pride ourselves on breaking the rules a bit around the office, but we take the law very seriously – plus, stiff penalties apply for not complying with Proposition 65. Failure to label products could mean civil penalties brought by the state of California in the amount of $2,500.00 per day!

Wait! Don't get freaked out by this

We want you to know that the label doesn't mean our products will cause cancer or reproductive harm - we're just following the law and complying with California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986! These labels are just one of the many steps we have taken to warn consumers and abide by this California state law.

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