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California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65

California Proposition 65 entitles consumers in California to warnings for any products that contain chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to those chemicals in levels above certain threshold levels. We value you as a customer and we hope that the information below helps you in your buying decision.

What do these warnings look like?
Items we sell that require such a warning will be indicated by the words "California Residents: WARNING" on the product information page.

Why are we posting this?
Please note that by posting this Proposition 65 warning, we are notifying you that one or more of the Proposition 65 listed chemicals may be present in a product. When using any of the products sold by ID Shop or Laminex, Inc., the exposure to these chemicals may be of no significant risk to you. Out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to place this warning on our site and applicable products to make sure all of our customers are informed. For more information about California Proposition 65, please click here. 

What is Proposition 65? 
Proposition-65 is a term for the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (California Proposition-65). Part of Proposition 65 relates to a ban on discharging certain chemicals into drinking water sources, but the element that concerns you is the part on warning requirements. Proposition 65 calls for organizations promoting merchandise in California to provide clients a “clear and reasonable warning” that chemical compounds in their products contain materials known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. Organizations are required to warn California consumers that the substances that make up their products comprise substances or chemical compounds on California’s Proposition 65 chemical list, which is updated at least once per year.

What is the purpose of Proposition 65?
The goal of this particular law is to make certain that California consumers are as informed as possible when shopping for goods.
The State of California wants purchasers to recognize up front that a product is made using potentially dangerous substances.

ID Shop isn't a CA company, so why are we adopting Proposition 65 regulations?
Because our products are sold throughout the USA, our products are currently available in California. We’re required through regulation to be compliant with Proposition 65. Every company larger than 10 employees who is selling into California is required to be compliant with the Proposition 65 regulations.

Which chemicals are being used in our products and how are they used?
When one of our products contains a substance listed among those in the California Proposition 65 chemicals list, we will display the text "California Residents: WARNING" in the product description. We will also place a warning label on any CA-bound product that requires such a label.

Below you will find a list of five proposition 65 listed chemicals and how they may be used in some of the products we sell:

• Bisphenol (BPA) may be used in the production of some of the clear polycarbonate badge holders we sell.

Nickel may be used in plating some of the metal hooks, split rings, snaps and clips found on some of the products we sell.

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) may be used as a vinyl softening agent in some of the vinyl badge holders we sell.

Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) may be used as a softener in some of the vinyl badge holders we sell.

• Antimony Trioxide may be used in the production of the textile fibers in some of the lanyards we sell.

We're committed to selling and making safe products for you.
We provide warnings on any of our products containing specific levels of relevant chemicals above for your safety. Your satisfaction with our products should not be affected. We're trying to assist you in making an informed decision.

What changes will you see on the products we sell?
When one of our products contains a listed chemical in Proposition 65, we will include hyperlinked text in the online description indicating there is a warning, and we will label the physical product appropriately when it is bound for CA.

Where can I learn more?
To learn more about the current list of chemicals and compounds, notices and policies regarding California Proposition 65, please visit


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