California Proposition 65: FAQs

If you’ve seen a warning label on specific EnGenius products (and on those from other manufacturers), you may have wondered what the warning means and why it’s on that product.

Here’s a look at the proposition and reasons for the warning label.

What does the Proposition 65 warning label say?

It states: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm.

What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 is a unique law passed in 1986 in California that is administered by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

Businesses subject to Proposition 65 must provide a warning if they cause exposures to chemicals listed as causing birth defects or reproductive harm that exceed 1/1000th of the “no observable effect level.”

This list is updated once a year in light of current available scientific information.

Why is there a warning on this particular EnGenius product?

The product contains a chemical on Proposition 65’s list (which has more than 800 listed chemicals).

This warning can apply even when a product uses a very small quantity of the chemical.

Is my EnGenius product safe to use?

At EnGenius, we believe our products are safe to use.

We provide the warning to let consumers know of the existing chemical, so they can make an informed decision. “A Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements,” states OEHHA.