Why do I see a label on my Nantucket Sinks' box that says this product may cause cancer or birth defects?
This label was included in your package as a way for Nantucket Sinks' to comply with the California Safe Water Act of 1986; also known as Prop 65, Many products sold in California are required to carry this label. We are providing this label to inform customers of the presence of said substances. Those substances may include the Nickel and Chromium found in Stainless Steel or other substances used in the production of the various products we offer such as titanium flecks in our granite composite sinks. All Nantucket Sinks' faucets meet and exceed AB1953, a newer law that came into effect January 1, 2010 which mandates all faucets to have a lead content of no more than 0.25% weighted average to be considered “lead-free”.
The State of California has determined that this level of lead is safe and will not expose the consumer to any health-related risks. In conclusion, even if the product may be found to contain trace amounts of a Proposition 65 listed substance, it does not mean that this product will cause cancer or birth defects. We are confident all our products are safe and do not pose a danger to the health of our consumers.
If you claim that your product is safe. Why do you still include this label on your products?
The state of California requires that any product that contains any of the 900+ substances be labeled.
In our case, the exposure to these substances is required to be reported.
I do not live in California, why does my product include include that label?
Nantucket Sinks' products are shipped throughout the United States and other parts of the world. It would be very difficult for us to determine which packages would be shipped to consumers residing in the State of California.
Where can I find out more information about Proposition 65?
The State of California provides Proposition 65 information on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website.