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California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby shutitalldown » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:02 am

Bought a few of Adaptect products, and found a note inside each box plus a note inside the parcel. They all say:

California Proposition 65 Notice

Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm

MAN-00232-01-A rev A


The contents of each box is:
- CDROM, inside a paper envelope
- SCSI cable 68p, Amphenol
- PCI-X SCSI U320 card
- manual
- a couple of metal screws

Each box was wrapped in a sheet of cellophane.

Which of these chemical items is the warning talking about? :roll:
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:13 am

One or more of the products in that box may contain one or more of the chemicals listed in the state of California' Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment prop 65 list, which is 22 pages long and available here: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list

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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby josehill » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:32 am

shutitalldown wrote:Which of these chemical items is the warning talking about? :roll:


It's a great example of the silliness that is modern California. These sorts of notifications are everywhere there. I've even seen them on the walls of extremely fancy, very expensive restaurants there. Since almost anything can trigger the warning, almost everyone completely ignores them, which is the exact opposite of the intent of the law. Pure absurdity!

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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:49 am

Prop 65 is way out of hand. Waaaaaaay out of hand.
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby roberttx » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:46 pm

It's probably gotten to where it's cheaper for the manufacturer or distributor to just put the notice in everything, rather than waste time checking the list.

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Unread postby Raion-Fox » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:24 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:Prop 65 is way out of hand. Waaaaaaay out of hand.


You're a gun owner in SoCal. Sadly you're deep in the far-left regions of America (within the Overton Window of America, so to speak) so you're going to probably find a lot of the policies of the place wrong. I own several firearms banned in California outright, including a suppressor.
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:35 pm

roberttx wrote:It's probably gotten to where it's cheaper for the manufacturer or distributor to just put the notice in everything, rather than waste time checking the list.


There's very little downside to them doing it (and a big downside in them not doing it), and as a result the warning is now so ubiquitous that most people just ignore it, which makes the downside even smaller because the warning is even more common.

But it'll never get changed. The trial attorney lobby makes too much money from it, even with the argument that public health would probably be enhanced by making the warnings less common and therefore more noticeable.
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:25 am

shutitalldown wrote:Bought a few of Adaptect products, and found a note inside each box plus a note inside the parcel. They all say:

California Proposition 65 Notice

Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm

MAN-00232-01-A rev A


The contents of each box is:
- CDROM, inside a paper envelope
- SCSI cable 68p, Amphenol
- PCI-X SCSI U320 card
- manual
- a couple of metal screws

Each box was wrapped in a sheet of cellophane.

Which of these chemical items is the warning talking about? :roll:


Because nobody else has answered the question, the answer is most likely leaded solder on the PCB card.

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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby robespierre » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:45 am

Although it could just as easily be bisphenol-A in the CD-ROM, or chromium on the screws, or dioxin in the manual, or phthalates in the cable. There is no reason to be alarmed :roll:
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby shutitalldown » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:27 am

guardian452 wrote:Because nobody else has answered the question, the answer is most likely leaded solder on the PCB card.


so, the warning is all about the PCB of the SCSI card. It's the only item that might include some toxic elements :roll:
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:37 pm

shutitalldown wrote:so, the warning is all about the PCB of the SCSI card.

Maybe.

shutitalldown wrote:It's the only item that might include some toxic elements.

Not necessarily.

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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby josehill » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:42 pm

shutitalldown wrote:so, the warning is all about the PCB of the SCSI card. It's the only item that might include some toxic elements :roll:


It really could be just about anything in the box, including the box, the ink on the label, and the tape used to seal the box, since various "harmful" chemicals may have been used to manufacture those things. This law is very widely ridiculed here in the US by almost everyone except the lawyers who profit from it.

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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby vishnu » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Tell me about it, my place of employ is in the Superfund list as one of the top-10 most dangerously polluted industrial sites in America. Erin Brockovitch even came to see us and commune with our neighbors in the nearby residential district. :shock:
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Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:09 pm

Judge didn't have much choice. That's what the law says.
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