California Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.
Many of our products are designated as Prop 65 items. Prop 65 affects all products sold or distributed in California, including textiles, hard goods, toys, electronics, etc. Prop 65 is often considered a “right-to-know” law as much as it is a pure product safety law. Seeing these warnings may be alarming at first but if you lived in the State of California you would find these warnings on items in your home, in restaurants, grocery stores, department stores, and many other places you would frequent in everyday life.
While using Aerosmith Fastening Systems products exposure to any specific chemical may be well within the “no significant risk” range however Aerosmith Fastening Systems is providing these warnings out of an abundance of caution based on our knowledge of direct exposure risk related to our products as well as countless scenarios where exposure to other chemicals during the use of our products on jobsites or in factories may occur. Our tools and tool parts, pins, collating materials, packaging, etc. include thousands of products from dozens of vendors. As such it is not financially feasible to test and re-test our variable supply chains for the hundreds of chemicals on the California Proposition 65 warning list, which subsequently grows each year. For a complete list go to www.oehha.ca.gov/proposition-
For even more information visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov .
Warning: Dust created by construction and industrial activities can contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber. Risk from exposure to these chemicals can vary, depending on how often you engage in these activities. To reduce exposure, work in a well-ventilated area with approved safety equipment.
Warning: Normal operation of an air or gas-powered tool would include the use, or consumption, of pins as specified by the application as well as repair and maintenance of the tool, as specified in the operating manual. During these operations, you may be exposed to rubbers, plastics, metals, greases, solvents, and adhesives that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these known chemicals are: N-Methylpyrrolidone which is contained in some brands of air tool oil, and Cumene, which is a common ingredient used in thread lockers. Risk from exposure to these chemicals can vary, depending on how often you engage in the operations of these types of tools and the pins they are designed to apply. To reduce exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment.