Proposition 65 is a law passed in California in 1986, referred to as the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or more generally referred to as "Proposition 65."
Proposition 65 is broad law that mandates the Governor of California to maintain and publish a list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm in certain concentrations. The list is updated annually and includes an extensive variety of chemicals found in many household items, such as clothing and food dyes, cleaning solvents, drugs, food-additives, pesticides and tobacco products that have been used in everyday consumer items for years without documented harm.
Please visit The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) website for more information.
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Purpose & Warning
The purpose is to ensure that people are well informed about possible exposure to these chemicals. California describes “Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.”
This does not imply that our products will necessarily cause cancer or reproductive harm or are in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. We do not consider our products harmful when used as intended. However, it is a necessary precaution to provide the warning because of this California law.
Miele provides these warnings based on the presence of one or more listed chemicals without trying to evaluate the level of exposure, as not all of the listed chemicals provide exposure limit requirements.
Being a distributor of some of our products, we also rely on the testing and information provided by our suppliers or manufacturers. Although the exposure may be negligible or well within the “no significant risk” that would not require Proposition 65 labeling, Miele has chosen to provide the Proposition 65 warnings out of an abundance of caution.
This warning can be given in several ways, such as by labeling a consumer product, posting signs at the workplace, distributing notices at a rental-housing complex, or publishing notices in a newspaper
The following Warning is required by the State of California: For California Residents Only.More Info