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California Proposition 65

  1. The governing statute provides the choice from four different methods for communicating the Proposition 65 warnings:

    § 25602. Consumer Product Exposure Warnings – Methods of Transmission. [Operative August 30, 2018]

    • Unless otherwise specified in Section 25607.1 et seq, a warning meets the requirements of this subarticle if it complies with the content requirements in Section 25603 and is provided using one or more of the following methods:
      • A product-specific warning provided on a posted sign, shelf tag, or shelf sign, for the consumer product at each point of display of the product.
      • A product-specific warning provided via any electronic device or process that automatically provides the warning to the purchaser prior to or during the purchase of the consumer product, without requiring the purchaser to seek out the warning.
      • A warning on the label that complies with the content requirements in Section 25603(a).
      • A short-form warning on the label that complies with the content requirements in Section 25603(b). The entire warning must be in a type size no smaller than the largest type size used for other consumer information on the product. In no case shall the warning appear in a type size smaller than 6-point type.
  2. Rasmussen has elected #4 (bolded above) as our method.
  3. We have also elected the “short-form warning” option as shown here:
    Warning: We are placing a compliant sticker like this on every product that we ship, regardless of destination, because we never know where the ultimate consumer/user will be located.
  4. You may wish to also wish to display “a posted sign, shelf tag, or shelf sign, for the consumer product at each point of display of the product” from choice #1 above. This provides a “belt and suspenders” approach to compliance, but is a duplication, since Rasmussen has satisfied the Prop 65 requirements with our sticker. The onus of this regulation is on the manufacturer.
  5. We have also placed links in the footers of all of our websites to a page we created for “Proposition 65 Public Warning”, and is shown below. You may wish to do similarly on your website(s).

Proposition 65 Public Warning
Warning: By-products of the combustion of propane and natural gas contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or other reproductive harm.

Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65, requires the governor of California to publish a list of chemicals “known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive harm.” The list of chemicals has grown to over 900 since 1987. It also requires California business to warn the public of potential exposures to these chemicals which result from the products they use, make or distribute.

Rasmussen Gas Logs, Alterna, Solaire Infrared Grills and Bromic Gas Patio Heaters are all fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. Natural Gas or Liquid Propane are not listed Proposition 65 chemicals. The combustion of these fuels in appliances creates harmful chemicals including carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde and soot – all chemicals known to the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm. The company encourages all of its customers to use natural gas and propane safely. You should read and follow all use and care instructions for our products. Proper ventilation and frequent inspection of appliances are highly recommended. If a gas odor is detected, contact your local gas company or a qualified service technician immediately.

Some of our products are supplied with sand, which naturally contains crystalline silica, a chemical “known to the State of California to cause cancer.”

When properly installed and used, Rasmussen believes its manufactured products such as Rasmussen Gas Logs, Alterna, and Solaire Infrared Grills, and distributed products such as Bromic Gas Patio Heaters, are safe.

More Info on Prop 65
For more info on Prop 65, go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov
For a fully updated list of all the chemicals and compounds that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, go to: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list