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CALIFORNIA PROP 65

INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS

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Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Dear Customer:
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was enacted on August 14, 2008. This law prompted new testing procedures and requirements for children's toys and child care articles. The new CPSIA uses the standard ASTM F963 as a determining basis for the definition of a "children's toy" or "child care article". The purpose of the CPSIA law is to ensure that children are not exposed to lead and certain phthalates while playing, sleeping or eating. Currently sporting goods, camping goods, playground equipment, and athletic equipment are excluded from the CPSIA and are not considered children's toys unless such products are toy versions.

Phthalates-a family of chemicals that make plastics soft and pliable-are commonly used in the manufacture of PVC vinyl material. A wide spectrum of products is fabricated from PVC vinyl including furniture, shoes, purses, toys, bags, baby bibs, sporting equipment and hand tools.

Both federal (CPSIA) and California (AB1108) law limit the amount of certain phthalates that can be used in children’s toys and child care items.

A children’s toy is a product designed or intended by the manufacturer to be used by children when they play. A child-care article is defined as a product designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sleep, relaxation or the feeding of children, or to help children with sucking or teething.

Toys used by children younger than 3 years old or that may possibly be placed in a child’s mouth-as well as all child-care items--must not contain phthalates known as BBP, DBP, DEHP, DnOP, DINP or DIDP in concentrations greater than 0.1%.

Leading athletic mat and protective padding manufacturers produces athletic training products for a variety of ages. These products are designed as commercial, gym-quality products and are not toys or toy versions of athletic equipment, nor are they sold for use during unsupervised play by children.

Although our products are not designed as toys, we realize they may be used by a variety of ages and skill levels. The 18oz. vinyl fabric that is used in a variety of products is formulated to meet the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act of 2008, Sections 101 and 108.

The vinyl used in these products does not contain lead compounds, nor do they contain any of the six phthalate compounds listed in the Act (BBP, DBP, DEHP, DnOP, DINP or DIDP) in excess of 0.1%.


For more information about Proposition 65 and its current complete substance list, contact OEHHA's Proposition 65 program at (916) 445-6900 or visit http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html.

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