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California Proposition 65


In August 2018 LightStar conducted a full product and production-process review with our suppliers and factories regarding the California Proposition 65 initiative to the current documented chemical list (https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list) provided online.  This review has concluded with the following results and pending items:


LightStar Corporation LED Upgrade Kits

None of our LED Upgrade Kits currently use any components or materials that utilize chemicals listed on the current Prop 65 chemical list.The processes followed in the manufacturing of these LED Upgrade Kits listed below, do not utilize any of the chemicals listed on the current Prop 65 list.MiniStar 2 (5EX)MiniStar 5 & 5B (6EX & 6EXB)MiniStar ST/EX (ST1-EX, Stinger Upgrade)MiniStar 31 (310M-EX)MiniStar 31MR (310MR-EX)

LightStar Corporation LED Flashlights & Headlamps


Initial findings for our LED Flashlights do not identify any components or materials that utilize chemicals listed on the current Prop 65 chemical list, with the exception of nickel that is contained inside alkaline and lithium batteries, to ensure proper electrical contact.  On-going reviews will be conducted to ensure proper documentation and notification, if there are any changes.The processes followed in the manufacturing of LightStar Flashlights have not currently identified the use of chemicals listed on the Prop 65 list for any of the flashlights listed below, however additional reviews are still being conducted to ensure these findings.  On-going reviews will be conducted to ensure proper documentation and notification, if any changes occur.TerraLUX LED Keychain Flashlights (Key2)LS-80 LED Penlight FlashlightLS-180, 220 & 300 LED FlashlightsPRO-1, 2, 3 & 4 LED FlashlightsTerraLUX Tactical Flashlights (TT1-EX, TT4-EX, TT5-EX & TT5R-EX)


LightStar Corporation Accessories

Initial findings for LightStar Accessories do not identify any components or materials that utilize chemicals listed on the current Prop 65 chemical list, with the exception of nickel that is contained inside alkaline and lithium batteries, to ensure proper electrical contact.  Additional reviews are still being conducted to ensure these findings and on-going reviews will be conducted to ensure proper documentation and notification, if there are any changes.The processes followed in the manufacturing of LightStar Accessories have not currently identified the use of any chemicals listed on the Prop 65 list, however additional reviews are still being conducted to ensure these findings. On-going reviews will be conducted to ensure proper documentation and notification, if any changes occur.




What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.  Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.  Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63-37 percent margin.  The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

What types of chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list?

The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust.

What does a warning mean?

If a warning is placed on a product label or posted or distributed at a workplace, a business, or in rental housing, the business issuing the warning is aware or believes that it is exposing individuals to one or more listed chemicals.

By law, a warning must be given for listed chemicals unless the exposure is low enough to pose no significant risk of cancer or is significantly below levels observed to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Who administers Proposition 65?

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program. OEHHA, which is part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), determines in many cases whether chemicals meet the scientific and legal requirements for placement on the Proposition 65 list, and administers regulations that govern warnings and other aspects of Proposition 65.

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