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Spieth America sells and ships products to the State of California; therefore, we are required by the State, according to the "Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986", commonly known as "Proposition 65 (Prop 65)", to provide reasonable warnings for products that expose individuals in the State of California to a chemical know to the State to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

The following warning applies to SPIETH AMERICA VINYL and FIBERGLASS RAIL PRODUCTS.

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

All Spieth America products are made from the most durable and safe materials, in full compliance with federal safety regulations. The list of chemicals and metals covered by Prop 65 now exceeds 850, and is updated every year. For a complete listing, visit

For general information on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, you may contact OEHHA's Proposition 65 program at (916) 445-6900, or visit For enforcement information, contact the California Attorney General's Office at (510) 622-2160, or visit

What is California Proposition 65?

Prop 65 is a California law that requires the State to keep a list of chemicals that the State of California has identified may cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive toxicity.

If a product contains a chemical on the list, the State of California requires businesses doing business in the State of California to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning before potentially exposing persons consumers, employees, and the general public to these listed chemicals. California requires all 'persons in the course of doing business' whose products are sold in California to comply with Proposition 65, in addition to federal laws for product safety. Proposition 65 is a "right to know" law as opposed to a safety law, meaning Proposition 65 does not ban the use of any chemicals, but is intended to ensure the public is informed as to its exposure to Listed Chemicals.

Are workers/employees/consumers at risk using products with a Prop65 warning?

A Prop 65 warning does not mean that the product is unsafe; however, employees and consumers should be made aware of and heed all product handling and use warnings. A Prop 65 warning does not mean that the product will actually cause cancer or other reproductive harm when used in its intended manner. Prop 65 standards for warnings are often very stringent. For example, for reproductive toxicants, the level for warnings is 1000 times lower than the lowest level at which animal studies reported no reproductive health effect.

What is the California Proposition 65 warning notice?

Mandated by the State of California's Prop 65, a business must provide a warning with its product if it is reasonably foreseeable that a person in California will buy or receive the product. The regulations provide that the warning may appear (1) on a product, its packaging, or written materials accompanying the product, (2) at the retail outlet through shelf labeling or signs, or (3) appear through a system of signs, public advertising identifying the system, and toll-free information services provided that the warning is "clear and reasonable".

What type of product categories covered under this warning?

There are many commonly used items that fall under the State of California's Prop 65 mandates. Some of the product categories sold in the State of California that require California Prop 65 warning labels include:
  • Products made with Fabric, Leather, Vinyl, Foam, Synthetic and Non-woven Material
  • Glassware, Ceramics and Tableware
  • Batteries and/or Products that contain batteries
  • Beauty Products (including first-aid kits and lotions)

And, at locations such as:
  • Hardware Suppliers
  • Grocery / Drug Stores
  • Medical Facilities
  • Government Agencies
  • Retail Stores
  • Parking Garages