Proposition 65: How Power Stop is Complying with California’s Updated Regulations

Proposition 65

Power Stop takes pride in making sure that all of our products meet and exceed regulatory standards

That includes not just our products themselves, but also the way we package, advertise and distribute them. In light of the recent amendments made to California’s Proposition 65, we’ve recently revisited how we plan to comply with this regulation and the new changes.

 

What is Proposition 65?

California’s Proposition 65, also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act was enacted in 1986. A recent amendment to the act changed the specifications on how and when to label products with a warning.

Proposition 65 started as a ballot initiative passed by Californians as a way of informing and protecting residents against potentially harmful, carcinogenic chemicals. The state developed a list of these substances, which the governor publishes each year. While some are natural and others synthetic, they can be found in a variety of products and things across the market.

The new amendment to Proposition 65 states that starting August 30, 2018, any product sold in or to someone in California has to comply with certain label requirements. If a product contains chemicals listed by the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm, they must have a clear and reasonable warning present at the time of purchase.

This warning would take the form of a physical label, a sign in a retail location, or as part of the description on the website at the point of purchase. It’s a way to make California consumers more aware of what’s in the items they purchase.

 

How does Proposition 65 apply to Power Stop, and how is Power Stop responding?

Companies and businesses are independently responsible for their decisions to provide or not to provide Proposition 65 warnings. This means that the state of California doesn’t require information about products and then determine what should and shouldn’t receive labels. Rather, it’s up to companies to know their products, step up and comply with the regulation.

That said, we’re taking the initiative here at Power Stop to inform our customers about their purchases. Proposition 65 applies to all products including brake parts. Since it applies to all brake parts sold in the California market, that includes all of our Power Stop products.

Power Stop takes all regulations very seriously, and we always make every effort to ensure all products comply fully with these rules. We are in the process of having products tested to see if any contain chemicals from California’s list. In addition to Power Stop’s testing, all Power Stop suppliers are performing the same testing so the results can be double-checked.

As a precaution, you’ll be seeing the warning on or near all of our Power Stop products until we’ve completed the necessary testing. When results are received, warnings for specific products will be reviewed and may be determined as still necessary, modified or removed.

 

Power Stop is working towards full Proposition 65 compliance

If you’d like to learn more about Proposition 65 regulations, visit California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment site here. OEHHA is a division of California’s Environmental Protection Agency and enforces the rules set forth by Proposition 65.

Between our efforts and our distributors’ efforts, Power Stop is confident that we will be 100 percent Proposition 65 compliant when the new amendment goes into effect at the end of August 2018.

 

FAQ’s

Q: I see the warning label on the box. Am I in danger of having this part on my shelf?

A: No, there is no immediate danger having the part on your shelf. Power Stop does recommend using safety glasses, gloves, and a dust mask when handling the parts themselves and/or installing brake parts on vehicles.

 

Q: What is the primary method I can be exposed to the toxic substances that the warning label is referring to?

A: Primary method would likely be inhalation when brake dust becomes airborne. Other methods are skin transmission (dermal) or through swallowing (ingestion). To reduce the risk of exposure, Power Stop does recommend using safety glasses, gloves, and dust masks when handling the parts themselves and/or installing brake parts on vehicles, consistent with OSHA recommendations for the performance of brake mechanic work.

 

Q: I am a retailer in the state of California. In addition to the warning label on the product, what extra measures can I take to ensure compliance?

A: Power Stop is here to support extra measures for compliance. We are able to send you extra labels as needed, and we can also provide a 12″ x 12″ sign with the warning so that it can be placed to inform customers of the warning.

 

Q: I am a retailer in the state of Calfornia. I don’t like having these warning labels on the product in my store so I want to remove them. Am I free to do so?

A: No, according to state law, these labels need to be present on any products that could result in exposure to one or more of the 900+ chemicals on the Proposition 65 list. Please leave the labels intact on the product.

 

Q: I am a retailer who is not in the state of California. Do I need to have a sign or make an extra effort to warn customers about the toxic substances that the warning label is referring to?
A: Prop 65 applies only in California and you should investigate the laws and regulations in other states as to what they may require.

 

Q: I am a retailer who is not in the state of California. Why does the product you shipped me have California Prop 65 warning labels on it?

A: Since many of Power Stop’s distributors are “omnichannel” and products from many locations have the possibility of being shipped to CA, Power Stop has decided to label all of our products appropriately to ensure compliance with Prop 65. This is a safeguard for the distributor as well as Power Stop.

 

 

Product Name Product Category Warning
Z26 Street Warrior Brake Kit with Calipers C26 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Z36 Truck & Tow Brake Kit with Calipers C36 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Powder Coated Calipers CAL WARNING: This product can expose you to Nickel (Metallic) and Carbon (Black) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Evolution Performance Drilled and Slotted Rotors DSL WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds) and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Euro-Stop Rotors ESD WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds) and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Euro-Stop ECE-R90 Brake Kit ESK WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds) and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Euro-Stop Brake Pads ESP WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Evolution Coated Rotors EVC WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds) and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Z26 Street Warrior Performance Upgrade Brake Kit K26 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Z36 Truck & Tow Performance Upgrade Brake Kit K36 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Kit with Calipers KCL WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Autospecialty Stock Replacement Brake Kit with OE Calipers KCO WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Lead and lead compounds, Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Z23 Evolution Sport Performance Upgrade Brake Kit KIT WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), Carbon (Black) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Autospecialty Stock Replacement Calipers OEC WARNING: This product can expose you to Nickel (Metallic) and Carbon (Black) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Autospecialty Stock Replacement Brake Kit OEK WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Lead and lead compounds, Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Autospecialty Parcking Brake Shoes PBS WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Lead and lead compounds, Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Posi-Mold Brake Pads PM8 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Track Day Spec Brake Pads PSA WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Track Day Brake Pads PST WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
RTR WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds) and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Euro-Stop Brake Wear Sensors SEN No warning needed
Autospecialty Brake Shoes SHS WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Track Day Brake Kit TDK WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
TDS WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Z16 Evolution Ceramic Brake Pads Z16 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Lead and lead compounds, Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Z17 Evolution Ceramic Brake Pads with Hardware Z17 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (hexavalent compounds), Lead and lead compounds, Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), and Nickel (Metallic), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium (hexavalent compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Z23 Evolution Sport Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Brake Pads Z23 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Z26 Extreme Street Performance Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Brake Pads Z26 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Z36 Extreme Truck & Tow Carbon-Fiber Ceramic Brake Pads Z36 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
Z37 Top-Cop Brake Pads Z37 WARNING: This product can expose you to Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide) and Nickel (Metallic) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)