California’s Prop 65
To comply with California law, we provide a warning on any product that could contain even trace amounts of a Prop 65-listed chemical. This is the warning provided by Fun and Function:
“WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including chromium (hexavalent compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.”
Prop 65 requires businesses selling products in California to give consumers a “clear and reasonable warning” that their products may contain substances or chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. These chemicals are not necessarily known human carcinogens but rather substances that over time, with repeated and chronic exposure, could possibly be a health concern. The list of chemicals has been updated annually since 1986, and has grown to include a wide range of over 900 chemicals. These chemicals include synthetic materials (many of which are used in basic products including electrical cords, ceramic dishes, beauty products, pens, and furniture), naturally occurring chemicals (found in plants like fruits, vegetables and nuts), and byproducts of chemical processes.
Prop 65 is a shorthand term for The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (California Proposition-65). The origin of Prop 65 relates to a ban on discharging certain chemicals into drinking water sources, but the application of Prop 65 has grown to include warning requirements that you have likely already seen throughout the State of California.
It is important to remember that we produce all of our products to meet and exceed federal safety standards. We subject our products to rigorous, independent, third-party testing to ensure that they are safe. This warning does not change any of that. The California agency that administers this rule, OEHHA, states that a Prop 65 warning “does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.”
Fun and Function’s safety policies and procedures are rigorous, and we are steadfastly committed to manufacturing safe products. We have a team dedicated to safety and compliance so that we can provide you and your family with safe, high-quality sensory products. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.