The Prop 65 warning is required on some Lamson items because most of our products are made from stainless steel. All types of steel contain the element nickel, which has been deemed by California to potentially cause cancer and is “under consideration” for causing reproductive harm. Nickel is present in all steel (not just Lamson Product’s steel) and at higher concentrations in stainless steel.
All Lamson products meet or exceed every relevant, industry-accepted safety standard including all applicable federal laws. Lamson is unaware of any case of any person contracting any form of cancer or reproductive harm of any kind by simply handling or touching steel (or otherwise using our products for their intended use).
California law mandates that consumers need to be made aware of these risks and because of this mandate Lamson has added the Prop 65 warning label to assist consumers in making these informed decisions.