About Prop 65

Prop 65 was intended to help Californians make informed decisions and it is important to note that the California government has clarified that: “the fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe”. The government has also explained, “You could think of Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.”


The California law established safe harbor levels for many of the chemicals listed under Proposition 65 when they are either determined or believed to have No Significant Risk Levels (NSRLs) for cancer-causing chemicals and Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for chemicals causing reproductive toxicity. Two such chemical on the safe harbor list are BpA that may be found in trace amounts in polycarbonate lenses, frames or accessories and phthalates used to soften plastics such as nose and temple pads. As a point of reference, both are commonly found in many everyday consumer products such as water bottles, food packaging, and personal care products including cosmetics.

Various nickel alloys also may be present in our metal frames and hinges but testing for safe harbor status by California authorities has not yet been completed.

WARNING: These products can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, various phthalates, and nickel alloys that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.