PROPOSITION 65 WARNINGS

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

For more information visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

For specific product material information see below:


FOR ITEMS CONTAINING BRASS

For more information visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov

FOR ITEMS CONTAINING STAINLESS STEEL, NICKEL OR OTHER METALS

For more information visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov


What is this warning?


The warning is being provided by Gettysburg Flag Works to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as "Proposition 65." Many products sold in California are required by law to carry the label or issue warning.

We are providing Prop 65 warnings simply to inform consumers that the product may contain chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list. Gettysburg Flag Works products that carry the Prop 65 warning include components made with brass, stainless steel or other metals or materials that may be subject to Proposition 65.

Even though a product may be found to contain a Proposition 65-listed chemical, it does not mean that use of the product will cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Nor does it mean that a product is unsafe. All Gettysburg Flag Works products meet or exceed the requirements of applicable product performance and safety industry standards.

What is California Proposition 65?


In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (known as “Proposition 65”). Proposition 65 is a "Right to Know" statute; its purpose is to make sure people are aware, before they purchase, that the product they come into contact with contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The statute requires a warning label even if the amount of the chemical is miniscule.

The State of California has listed over 900 chemicals that must be disclosed under Prop 65. The list, which is updated annually, includes a wide variety of chemicals that can be found in many consumer products, such as kitchen utensils, footwear and handbags, exercise equipment, photo and scrapbook albums, luggage, and many other products (even foods and beverages).

Where can I find out more information about Proposition 65?


The State of California provides Proposition 65 information on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website.

Why does Gettysburg Flag Works include this warning on its products?


We are providing Prop 65 warnings to inform consumers that the product may contain chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list. It does not mean that a product is unsafe. The warning simply ensures that Gettysburg Flag Works is in compliance with the State of California’s Prop 65 law for warning label requirements. Gettysburg Flag Works products are sold nationwide. It would be very difficult if not impossible to determine which products will be ultimately sold into California. Therefore, to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements, we have decided to include these warnings on applicable products, regardless of where they might be purchased.

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