California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65, also known as the 'Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986', details a list of approximately 900 chemicals and substances that are known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Under California Proposition 65, businesses are required to provide a warning to California consumers when selling a product that contains any of the listed substances at levels that exceed the safe harbor limits established by the State of California.

Effective with products manufactured after August 30, 2018, increased and more detailed warning requirements associated with California Proposition 65 take effect.

While The Park Wholesale is neither the manufacturer nor the importer of any of the products that we distribute, we have worked extensively with our vendors to identify any items in our assortment that require warnings when sold in the State of California. Through this process, we have confirmed that the vast majority of apparel, headwear, and accessories in our styles do not require a warning under CA Proposition 65. We have identified a limited number of styles – concentrated in safety wear – which may require the warning.

Because the manufacturers cannot test every individual piece of every order that ships to California for every one of the Proposition 65 listed 900+ chemicals, you may continue to have concerns about the compliance with Prop 65. If so, then the safest option is to include a label on each product that may ship to the State of California, which we will provide free of charge. The label will read as follows and will ensure full compliance with California Proposition 65 requirements:

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including BBP and/or Lead, Which is Know to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to

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