California Lead Law

CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING

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

California Proposition 65

The following statement regarding California State Proposition 65 is included on all order invoices sent to the State of California per law:

**Proposition 65 warning - consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. You may return this product for a full refund within 30 days of receipt, if you wish.
More information regarding this proposition can be found on California State's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment at http://oehha.ca.gov/.

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) Federal Lead law for Children's Products

As of February 10, 2009, manufacturers and retailers of children's products (including small business crafts producers) are prohibited from selling products that do not meet strict new lead levels. According to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), "any children's product that contains more than 600 parts per million (ppm) of lead in any part that is accessible will be treated as a banned hazardous substance."

A stay by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC's) temporarily delayed the need to have products tested by a certified third-party laboratory. However, according to a CPSIA timetable, third-party testing of children's metal jewelry IS NOW required.

In terms of jewelry, the law only affects makers and sellers of children's jewelry, and defines children as 12 years of age or younger (the law does not apply to adult jewelry).

Lead-content limits: Starting on February 10, 2009, consumer products intended for children 12 and under were not allowed to contain more than 600 parts per million [PPM] of lead in any accessible part. On August 14, 2009, the allowable lead content level dropped to 300 parts per million [PPM]. The allowable level will eventually drop to 100PPM if the US government "determines this level to be feasible." For more information, including enforcement dates, see the CPSIA's timetable.

Please note that none of our products are intended for children's jewelry designs or for use by children. Because Soft Flex® Company's components are not intended for children's jewelry, the CPSIA Federal Lead Law does not apply to Soft Flex® Company products.

Bead Stoppers

WARNING: This product 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. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Leaded Crystal Products

WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Request for material content on Soft Flex Company signed letterhead

Soft Flex Beading Wire (PDF file)

Bead Stoppers & Speeder Beaders (PDF file)

Where can you get more information?

Visit the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) website. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has enacted Federal US regulations that require testing children's jewelry for lead content.

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