Understanding the California Proposition 65 Warning

At Southern Aluminum we take the safety and health of our employees, our customers, and our customer’s customers seriously. Further, our Company is founded on the belief that building quality long lasting furniture from highly recyclable and safe materials (ie aluminum), greatly reduces the overall environment impact that can be associated with manufacturing. We have a history and legacy that is rich with corporate citizenship. We strive each day to be known not only for our beautiful durable furniture but for our integrity in how we conduct business.

Proposition 65, officially named the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, prohibits retailers and manufacturers from knowingly and intentionally exposing California consumers to a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer or developmental or reproductive harm without first providing a “clear and reasonable warning.” (Cal. Health & Safety Code § 25249.6.) There are officially over 900 ingredients and chemicals on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) list of carcinogen or reproductive toxicants. Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 are common everyday additives found in products such as jewelry, lamps, ceramic tableware, lead crystal glasses, electric cords, automobiles, beauty products and furniture.

The Proposition 65 Warning Label is required by law on all products that may contain any of these ingredients and materials.

Out of an abundance of caution and because there is always a chance that the hundreds of chemicals listed in Proposition 65 could potentially be on our furniture or packing materials, we must include Proposition 65 warnings on our products sold to California under this law.

California Proposition 65 Warning Symbol WARNING: This product contains titanium dioxide and other substances known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov\furniture.

Please keep in mind that titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as food grade additive and food contact application (21CFR §73.575 §178.3297).

Southern Aluminum custom manufacture each order based on the styles and materials selected by our customers. If you want additional details on the substances used in the manufacturing process and the source documents from our suppliers, so you can make your determination under Proposition 65, we would be happy to assist you. In many cases, these substances are incredibly immaterial concentration relative to the entire table, only used in the manufacturing process and the waste properly recycled or disposed, or at extremely low concentrations and contained in a matrix (ie adhesive under the surface).

Southern Aluminum is committed to making beautiful durable furniture using highly recycled materials following all applicable laws. We pride ourselves on being industry innovators that have been providing solutions that minimize the overall environmental impact - from using long lasting recyclable aluminum tables to creating linenless tables that eliminate the use of detergents and harmful chemicals used in the laundry process. We understand many of our customers share this commitment, and we promise to honor the trust you have placed in us with your purchase.


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