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California Proposition 65

California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as “Prop 65”), seeks to ensure that individuals in California are informed about exposure to chemicals known by the State to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm. To comply, businesses are required to provide a clear and reasonable warning before exposing anyone to a listed chemical. In late 2016, the State of California amended the warning language and methods that are deemed “clear and reasonable” under the statute (i.e., that provide a “safe harbor” from enforcement). These amendments become effective on August 30, 2018.

To comply with Prop 65, fuse manufacturers have determined if some of their products may result in an individual’s exposure to a Prop 65 chemical. Such products sold, distributed or otherwise transferred into California shall carry a clear and reasonable warning either via the fuse manufacturer directly or by their distributors or retail partners.

To determine the Impacted Products of this NEMA Group members, visit their specific websites shown below:

https://www.eaton.com/us/en-us/products/electrical-circuit-protection/fuses/california-proposition-65.html
https://www.littelfuse.com/about-us/sustainability/california-proposition-65.aspx
https://ep-us.mersen.com/sites/mersen_us/files/2018-12/Comp-Mersen-Prop-65.pdf

To learn more about Prop 65, visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/businesses