About Our P65 Warning Notices

Proposition 65 Notice for Residents of the State of California


The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also called Proposition 65 (P65), is a California state law that helps protect California’s drinking water from harmful chemicals and reduce exposures to those chemicals. The law requires the state to maintain a list of chemicals that the state has reason to believe cause cancer or reproductive harm. The list has many hundreds of chemical substances, both naturally occurring (such as metals) and synthetic (such as plastics), and includes a wide variety of common chemicals such as alcohol, drugs, dyes, food-additives, and solvents. P65 listed chemicals are associated with many everyday consumer items such as automobiles, clothing, cosmetics, building materials, electronics, foods and beverages, furniture, medicines and medical devices, product packaging, and woodworking tools. The California law also requires businesses to notify purchasers with a warning about products that contain or may expose (even if indirectly) their California residents to P65 listed chemicals. By requiring this information be provided, the law enables Californians to be more informed about their exposures to P65 listed chemicals. More information is available at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/general-info/proposition-65-plain-language.


 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


Although we are located in Florida, because the products we ship to California potentially expose their residents to P65 listed chemicals, our website includes the P65 warning notices below. The products we sell are neither illegal nor unsafe, but only you can decide if products with a P65 warning notice are right for you.


 WARNING: Products containing lithium-ion batteries (such as dive lights and dive computers) can expose you to chemicals including Lithium Nickel Cobalt Oxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 WARNING: Products containing oxygen sensors (such as gas analyzers) can expose you to chemicals including Metallic Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 WARNING: Products containing stainless steel (such as bolt snaps and backplates) can expose you to chemicals including Metallic Nickel, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing chrome anti-corrosion plating (such as tank valves and hose adapters) can expose you to chemicals including Hexavalent Chrome, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing rubber adhesives (such as seal glue and exposure suits) can expose you to chemicals including Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing neoprene (such as dive boots and gloves) can expose you to chemicals including Chloroprene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing vinyl plastics aka PVC (such aircells and notebook covers) can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing fluoroelastomers aka Viton (such as o-rings and scuba regulators) can expose you to chemicals including Tetrafluoroethylene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing polycarbonate plastics (such as fins and masks) can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing polyoxymethylene plastics aka Delrin® (such as guideline reels and rebreathers) can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing polystyrene plastics aka ABS (such as slates and line markers) can expose you to chemicals including Styrene Monomer, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing polyurethane plastics (such as buoyancy control devices and braided flex hoses) can expose you to chemicals including Methyl Isocyanate, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 WARNING: Products containing nylon plastics (such as harness webbing and dive bags) can expose you to chemicals including Butadiene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. More information at www.P65Warnings.ca.gov