Proposition 65, formally titled The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act was passed overwhelming by Californians in 1986 to allow them to make informed choices about their exposure to listed chemicals that may cause cancer and birth defects.
So with that said, several manufacturers have already started placing warnings on those products that contain any of the chemicals listed while others are placing the warning on every product regardless of its chemical composition (a very CYA move and why not in this day and age of constant litigation!).
This process of placing a notice at the product level started after the launch of our eCommerce site when we already had thousands of products listed. You can see a product detail page from our web store below that shows where you may find the Prop65 Warning:
So we could get this notice listed quickly on all products, we have a mechanism in our system to provide a link to the CA Prop65 Warning website under the Resources tab towards the bottom of all product detail pages on the johnwkennedyco.com website. We will continue to add the actual warning to product detail pages when that information is made apparent by the manufacturers as to which exact products they sell that fall under Prop65.
The following has been reproduced from a Morrison Brothers email blast from the desk of Rick Zillig, Manager QCCS June 6, 2017:
Subject: California Proposition 65 Notice
Morrison Bros. Co. (MBC) has recently been made aware of several MBC products being made available “online” and/or through retail outlets in the state of California. California’s Proposition 65 requires formal, public notice through proper warning labels for individual items, such as the one shown below, and MBC will immediately begin including warning labels for products that contain brass.
Click above warning image to read full notice from Morrison Brothers
MBC products are not intended for applications involving potable water or any form of human or animal consumption. They are designed and manufactured exclusively for use in fuel and chemical handling. The Morrison catalog and product specification sheets include the materials of construction. Please take necessary precautions when designing systems, specifying products, and selling these products. If you have any questions on an application, contact MBC immediately.
MBC products are sold exclusively through authorized distributors. Distributors are trained and kept aware of product specifications, applications, and regulatory status. MBC cannot control the retail sales and end use of the products, but will immediately send notice, such as this, to distributors when the company is made aware of any situation in the field. It is important to read and understand the notice, comply with the warnings, and take corrective action when necessary in cases involving noncompliance.
Thank you for your attention.
If you have any questions in regards to any of these Morrison products, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.
We appreciate your continued business and support!
At this time, our Orlando, FL branch will be closed October 7 due to the approaching Hurricane Matthew. The situation is being monitored, and due to the severity of the situation, the branch may be closing early in the afternoon on October 6.
If you need immediate assistance while the branch is closed, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-451-4021.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!