California Proposition 65
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Why does DEWALT Welding provide the warning for their products?
We show the warning as an effort to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 or Prop 65. By providing the warning, it does not mean our products will cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 is a law that applies to any company that operates, sells products, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought in to California. Companies are required to provide a warning for any product that contains or may contain any of 800-plus chemicals from the list administered by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
You can find more information about Prop 65 here.