STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
COXREELS PRODUCT AND THE STATE of CALIFORNIA'S PROPOSITION 65
Coxreels values consumer safety and is taking the new State of California Proposition 65 cancer and reproductive harm requirements very seriously. The State of California has updated its Proposition 65 law, now requiring all manufacturers/resellers to post warnings about specific chemicals which are on California’s list for potentially causing cancer or reproductive harm. One chemical from each category (reproductive or cancer) as applicable must be specifically stated in the warning. In compliance of California’s Proposition 65, Coxreels will be applying warning labels to all applicable products with regard to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Below is a list and explanation of the material which will contain the warnings.
Aluminum:Coxreels has several machined and cast aluminum components. Most of the aluminum alloys used today contain some level of lead, usually less than .1%. Lead is known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Most aluminum alloys are physiologically inert in thier solid from and the lead is safely contained within, however user-generated dust and/or fumes may pose a hazard if inhaled or ingested. Heating beyond a certain temperature may also provide avenues for exposure.
Brass:Coxreels utilizes brass alloys in the manufacture of several swivel joints and fittings used on our products. Although our parts are machined from solid high quality brass alloys, there are still trace levels of lead inside the metal alloy. Lead is known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
ELECTRICAL CABLES AND COMPONENTS:Coxreels has products which utilize electrical cable, conductors, and connectors. Most electrical cable jackets are formulated with lead inside cable jacket for flexibility. Additionally, many circuits and connectors utilize lead as a component of solder. Even if the parts themselves are not intentionally manufactured with lead, they may be produced in a facility which produces parts with lead and cross contamination cannot be ruled out. Lead is known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Leather:Coxreels sells one part with a leather pad and leather dust is known to the state of California to cause cancer.
PVC:PVC is a very common plastic used throughout modern society. Coxreels also uses some components manufactured from PVC. During the manufacturing of PVC there are a chemicals called DINP, DEHP, or DOP used as a plasticizer. It is known that under certain circumstances small amounts of plasticizers can leach out of PVC products. DINP has been classified by the State of California as a potentially cancer causing cancer.
Rubber:As one would expect, hose reels can often contain rubber parts such as seals, stoppers, hoses, etc. Butadiene is a gas which is used to produce rubber products such as tires, resins, plastics and other synthetic rubbers. Butadiene is also found in vehicle exhaust and tobacco smoke. Butadiene should not be present in its gaseous form when considering the final rubber product; however it is impossible to guarantee that there is no chance of contamination or outgassing. Butadiene is known to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Nitrile:Nitrile is a specific and very popular form of synthetic rubber and is vastly used by Coxreels as a majority of our internal swivel joint seals are a Nitrile compound. It is very commonly used as seal and hose material because of its good resistance to oil based products. As stated above in the Rubber paragraph, nitrile is one of the synthetic rubbers which are manufactured with Butadiene. Butadiene should not be present in its gaseous form when considering the final rubber product; however it is impossible to guarantee that there is no chance of contamination or outgassing. Butadiene is known to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Viton:Viton is a DuPont trade name for a fluoroelastomer and it is another very popular seal material also used by Coxreels in swivel joints because of its superior chemical resistance. Fluoroelastomers are manufactured with Tetrafluoroethylene which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Although, Tetrafluoroethylene is not detectible in the polymerized product, if the polymerized product is heated above a certain point, it is possible that some may be released.
EPDM:EPDM is a synthetic rubber also used as a seal and hose material. It is commonly used as a gasket material for water applications. In the solid, room temperature form, EPDM is basically inert as all ingredients are tightly bound in a polymeric matrix. However, if heated, exposure to some ingredients is possible. One of the ingredients in EPDM is Carbon Black. Carbon Black is known to The State of California to potentially cause cancer.
Steel:A majority of Coxreels product is manufactured from sheet steel. Steel is an iron alloy with several metals including Nickel and Chromium. Both Nickel and Chromium are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm, respectfully. This warning applies to stainless steels as well.