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About the Prop 65 Notification

You may have seen more Prop 65 warnings on our products lately.

First, understand that nothing has changed with the materials or manufacturing processes Kai USA uses to make our products.

The one thing that has changed are the notification requirements of Proposition 65.

Prop 65 is a 1986 California law that requires California residents to be notified of products that could expose them to chemicals known by the state of California to “cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” This law was recently expanded to apply to all retailers as well as those who sell products under a private label.

In fact, there are hundreds of chemicals on the California Prop 65 list—including things like nickel and chromium that have always been a part of knife steel. As a responsible manufacturer, we are including the warning as required by the law. Since we don’t always know where our products are sold, this protects our company and our authorized retailers.

But again, nothing except the notification requirement has changed. Carrying and using our products is no more hazardous than before Prop 65. It will continue to be an important part of the tools you carry with you and use every day.

If you’d like more information, here are links to California government sites:

About the Prop 65 warnings

A Prop 65 FAQ

 

GENERAL:
Warning

This product can expose you to a chemical (or chemicals) that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

LEAD:
Warning

This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is 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.

BENZENE:
Warning

This product can expose you to chemicals including benzene, which is 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.

CARBON MONOXIDE:
Warning

This product can expose you to chemicals including carbon monoxide, which is 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.

DEHP/BPA
Warning

This product can expose you to chemicals including di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), 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.

List of all products that may contain the items listed above:

 

SKU

Chemical
1074 BENZENE
1076 BENZENE
1077 BENZENE
1077TAN BENZENE
1083 LEAD
1087 LEAD
1160 LEAD
1170 LEAD
1180 LEAD
1190 LEAD
1225 LEAD
1257 LEAD
1259 LEAD
1327 LEAD
1329 LEAD
1341 LEAD
1345 LEAD
1346 LEAD
1348 LEAD
1349 LEAD
1367 LEAD
1368 LEAD
1380 LEAD
1386 LEAD
1558 LEAD
1559 LEAD
1881 LEAD
1905 LEAD
1920 LEAD
1925 LEAD
1945 LEAD
1965 LEAD
1987 LEAD
1988 LEAD
1990 LEAD
2050 LEAD
2061 LEAD
2065 LEAD
2070 LEAD
2075 LEAD
2076 LEAD
2077 LEAD
2080 LEAD
2085 LEAD
2090 LEAD
2095 LEAD
2200 LEAD
2460 LEAD
3430 LEAD
3445 LEAD
3455 LEAD
3460 LEAD
3470 LEAD
3480 LEAD
3655 LEAD
3860 LEAD
3930 LEAD
3935 LEAD
4007 LEAD
4038 LEAD
5500 LEAD
5505 LEAD
5510 LEAD
5515 LEAD
5520 LEAD
6030 LEAD
7010 LEAD
7020 LEAD
8100 LEAD
8320 LEAD
8655 LEAD
8700 LEAD
8720 LEAD
43007 LEAD
43009 LEAD
1160TANBW LEAD
1160TANBW LEAD
1308TANBW LEAD
1311TS LEAD
1313BLK LEAD
1314BW LEAD
1315BW LEAD
1375BLK LEAD
1555G10 LEAD
1556BW LEAD
1605CKTST LEAD
1605ST LEAD
1605ST LEAD
1730BWH3 LEAD
1730SSBLK LEAD
1730SSST LEAD
1830ODSW LEAD
1898GH LEAD
2062st LEAD
3425DW LEAD
3445BR LEAD
3450BW LEAD
3650GRYBLK LEAD
3650ST LEAD
4038RD LEAD
6031D2 LEAD
6034BLK LEAD
6034D2 LEAD
6034T LEAD
6034USCCA LEAD
6044TBLK LEAD
6054BRNBLK LEAD
6055D2 LEAD
6074OLBLK LEAD
7007BLK LEAD
7008OLBLK LEAD
7010BLK LEAD
8700BLK LEAD
8700TEALBW LEAD
8750BLKBW LEAD
8750TBLKBW LEAD
8750TOLBW LEAD
8750TTANBW LEAD