Only a handful of Cosco products require a Prop 65 label. Gas fire pits, specifically models 87832 and 87835 do because of the heavy metals in the burning systems. We also make a line of Bridgeport desks (63072) and a folding workbench/table (66721/66720) which have MDF, or Medium Density Fiberboard tops; MDF would contain chemicals within the glues that require the warning.
Proposition 65 is officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. California has standards that are stricter than any other state, as well as those of the US government. In order to sell within the state of California, if a product contains any of the approximately 900 chemicals on the list, it must include this warning. The chemicals used in our manufacturing process are not harmful; it could be likened to chlorine and that’s found in every drop of tap water. The levels we use are very low and well within government set safety levels.