There’s a good chance you’ve seen the alarming Proposition 65 label, “WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.“ But do you know why this label is on everything from restaurants, to jewelry, to automobiles, and even furniture?
Proposition 65 became California law in 1986 with the intent of protecting drinking water sources. However, since 1986 the law has grown to include over 800 substances, some of them everyday materials such as Brass and PVC. This law only applies to the state of California, but since we cannot guarantee where our items will be sold, we must include this warning label on all of our products.
Novo Home Furnishings & Decor and our product brands are committed to the safety of our members, partners, and customers. We do everything possible to prevent harmful chemicals from coming into contact with you and your family. We comply to the law and include Proposition 65 warnings on all of our products. Novo Home Furnishings & Decor and our product brands thank you for your trust in our products and will continue to produce safe, clean, and quality items for you and your family to enjoy.
*California Proposition 65 In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act known as Proposition 65. The purpose of Proposition 65 is to ensure that people are informed about exposure to chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. If you have reached this page from a link on a product display page, we are providing the following warning: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. What are the requirements of Proposition 65? Proposition 65 mandates that the Governor of California maintains and publish a list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. The list, which must be updated annually, includes a wide variety of chemicals like: Lead, BPA, DEHP, Formaldehyde, Cadmium that can be found in dyes, solvents, drugs, food-additives, by-products of certain processes, pesticides, and tobacco products. A company with ten or more employees that operates within the State of California (or sells products in California) must comply with the requirements of Proposition 65. To comply, businesses are: (1) prohibited from knowingly discharging listed chemicals into sources of drinking water; and (2) required to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical. What types of Chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list? The list contains nearly 1,000 chemicals and must be updated once a year. The list has a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or reproductive harm. These chemicals can be used in common manufacturing or construction practices or may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust. What product categories might include chemicals that that are covered under this warning? There are many commonly used items that may contain listed chemicals subject to the State of California's Proposition 65 mandates. Some of the products that may require California Proposition 65 warning labels include Products made with Wood, Fabric, Leather, Vinyl, Foam, Synthetic and Non-Woven Material, Glassware, Metal, Ceramics and Tableware, Batteries and/or Products that contain batteries. Where can I find more information about Proposition 65? For general information on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, you may contact OEHHA's Proposition 65 program at 1-916-445-6900, or visit https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65. For enforcement information, contact the California Attorney General's Office at 1-510-622-2160, or visit https://oag.ca.gov/prop65. By submitting your order online or other means, you have read California Prop 65 warning and understand Novo Home Furnishings & Decor is not responsible for any cause of cancer, or other cancer related illness due to purchasing furniture from Novo Home Furnishings & Decor.