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California Prop 65

Why am I seeing warnings on PAX products? +

PAX is committed to complying, and having its retailers and partners comply, with all applicable laws and regulations. California’s Proposition 65 law requires businesses to notify consumers about the presence of chemicals on the Proposition 65 list, and so PAX complies with this law by providing these notifications on its products.

Proposition 65 is not a product safety law, but a notification law. The law does not ban products or regulate the chemical content of products. But Proposition 65 takes a conservative approach for when notifications are required, and penalties for noncompliance can be very high. In fact, thousands of businesses are targeted every year for allegedly failing to comply with Proposition 65 and have to invest significant financial resources to resolve those claims. So, PAX takes a conservative compliance approach and provides these notifications on its products and requests its retailer and partners do the same.

What is Proposition 65? +

California’s Proposition 65 is a consumer right-to-know law that applies to virtually all products sold in the State. The law requires businesses to notify consumers of the presence of chemicals on the Proposition 65 chemical list under certain circumstances. You may have seen similar warnings in supermarkets, coffee shops, airports, hotels and restaurants.

The law is enforced by regular lawsuits filed in California courts. Those lawsuits can be filed by public prosecutors or by any person “in the public interest.” These plaintiffs are entitled to keep 25% of any fines imposed. In addition to money fines, businesses can be required to pay the other side’s attorneys’ fees. So, there is a strong financial incentive to file enforcement lawsuits against businesses.

Will using PAX products give me cancer or hurt my baby? +

A Proposition 65 warning does not mean that using the product will cause harm. Proposition 65 is not a product safety law, but a notification law. If you have questions about the herbs, concentrates, or other materials you use PAX products with, you should contact the manufacturer of those products or your healthcare provider.

Does a warning mean that PAX products aren’t safe? +

PAX is committed to making vaporizers that comply with all applicable state and local laws and that are safe to use. We do not control what materials are used with our products, therefore we are providing you with this warning. If you have questions about the herbs, concentrates, or other materials you use PAX products with, you should contact the manufacturer of those products or your healthcare provider.

How do I get more information about Proposition 65 +

There is more information on the website for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), www.oehha.ca.gov. That’s the California agency in charge of implementing Proposition 65. You also may want to visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov, another OEHHA website that provides information about Proposition 65 warnings.