California Proposition 65 Warning
To: All Members of CLUBCO DIRECT
Subject: California Proposition 65 Warning
Attention Clubco Direct Members,
The purpose of this memo is to address the importance of maintaining Proposition 65 compliance for all Club Members and Reward Members. It is imperative that any Clubco Direct-related website have current and complete Proposition 65 language clearly identified.
Clubco Direct’s replicated websites contain the appropriate information regarding Proposition 65 to ensure full compliance with this regulation. The safest, most accurate, and current online commerce tool is the Clubco Direct-provided website. Anything used outside a Clubco Direct-replicated website must receive official approval from the Clubco Direct corporate office.
Proposition 65 applies to any and all Clubco Direct members. If you can accept an order for a California purchaser, whether or not you are located in California, you must have this proposition displayed and set up appropriately.
If you have any question about this current focus, or any other section of our policies and procedures, please contact the Customer Service Department. Below is additional information regarding California’s Proposition 65.
Attention California Consumers:
As is required by, and to comply with California State Law (Proposition 65), be advised of the following language, as it applies to some products available for purchase through this website:
WARNING: This product may contain a chemical or substance known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product may contain a chemical or substance known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
What is Proposition 65?
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to certain chemicals or naturally occurring substances. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires the State to publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals and naturally occurring substances since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about the presence of any listed substances in the products they purchase. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals or other substances.
What Types of Substances Are on The Proposition 65 List?
The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring substances and synthetic chemicals that are know to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list includes naturally occurring substances in addition to synthetically produced substances or byproducts.
Naturally Occurring Substances May Be Exempt
Many of the substances on the list occur naturally in the environment. As per the Proposition 65 guidelines, substances that are naturally occurring and/or are below the “Safe Harbor” levels do not require warnings or reporting. Natural products that may contain these substances include, but are not limited to, herbs, vitamins, plant derived minerals, organic plant and/or animal derivatives. The exact levels of these naturally occurring substances vary and it is prohibitively difficult to prove their origin as natural. Therefore, we have included these warnings to comply with California Law.
Where Can I Get More Information on Proposition 65?
For general information on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, you may contact OEHHA’s Proposition 65 program at (916) 445-6900 or visit http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html