PROP 65 WARNING
CA PROP 65
What is the Prop 65?
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. This warning is specific to residents in California that purchase products that may contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. The fact is these warnings are placed on products in your household, restaurants, movie theaters and others.
Why does Retro-Revival display the Prop 65 label?
Your safety and right to know is our first and foremost #1 priority. If a warning is placed on a product label or posted, the business issuing the warning is aware or believes that it is exposing individuals to one or more listed chemicals.
The Prop 65 warning does not mean that our products will actually cause harm. The State of California has clarified that “the fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe.” Think of the law as a "Right To Know" rather than it being unsafe. For more information go to: (oehha.ca.gov/prop65/background/p65plain).
Non California Consumers
Retro-Revival mouthpiece products are sold throughout the United States. It would be virtually impossible to track where our products are being sold or if they are being brought into California. Our best course of action is to include this warning label on every product that may contain chemicals listed on Prop 65. Best Business Practices is a top priority for Retro-Revival customers have "The Right To Know".
What We Believe
We are confident and believe our products are safe and not harmful. Retro-Revival strives to comply with California State Safety Standards under Prop 65. We attach labels on all of our packaging for products that fall under the Prop 65 Warning.
In a nutshell, most saxophone metal mouthpieces are made out of brass and can contain up to 3% lead. Lead is added to the brass to give it hardness and strength, it also allows for easier machining.
Retro-Revival brass metal mouthpieces are made out of brass and are plated in 24K Gold, Rhodium, The plating or coating will create a barrier from any lead being in direct contact with the player. Retro-Revival recommends that you check your mouthpiece regularly for any plating or coating loss. Eventually, the plating or coating will start to wear off over time. You can have your local plating shop restore the protective finish on your mouthpiece.
OEHHA Website Information
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
For more information about Proposition 65, visit: www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65