Product Safety Information
Child Safety: We STRONGLY urge you to use proper caution when using beaded curtains. If you have very small children around, having beaded curtains in a doorway that they will run or crawl through may not be a wise choice. If you want the fun and sparkle of our beaded curtains but have small children, consider using them in a place where there is no chance that they will become entangled in them...in a window or against a wall perhaps. You may also want to avoid using "sharp edge" beaded curtains. Stars and Moons, Angels Shells and Stars, Palm Trees and Seashells and Starfish are the four curtains with the sharpest edges. We want everything that you purchase from us to give you and your family the joy and happiness that you get from adding fun elements to your home....without hassles or safety concerns!
Proposition 65 Warning
Some products contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. In the State of California there exists what is referred to as "Proposition 65". Proposition 65 is the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Any company that operates in California, sells products in California, or manufactures products that may be sold in or brought into California is subject to Proposition 65. We operate out of Arizona, but we do ship products to California.
Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that may contain any of 600-plus elements that the California Air Resources Board considers a carcinogen or a reproductive toxicant. These elements include lead (contained in the solder used to attach electronic parts to the printed circuit boards), brass, PVC and a multitude of other everyday elements.
Many of the elements listed under Proposition 65 are common everyday items. Many, such as lead, are commonly used in the electronics industry. Other elements are uncommon items and are rarely used in the electronics industry, if used at all. The list of elements keeps changing and is periodically updated. Elements are added to the list, some elements are removed. It is excessively difficult to keep track of the changing list of elements.
There are penalties for not complying with Proposition 65. Failure to label products may result in a civil penalty of $2500 per day. If a company's product is sold or is purchased outside the State of California and brought into California, the company may still be found in violation.
Various trade organizations have issued notices to manufacturers warning of Proposition 65 and its implications. Included in the warnings were suggested methods of protection from Proposition 65 litigation and violations. Protection requires warning consumers about the possibility of dangers from products. An informed posting is considered to comply with warning consumers.
The posting does not necessarily indicate our products will cause you to contract cancer or reproductive harm if used as designed.
For more information about Proposition 65 visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and for a list of elements listed under Proposition 65 visit: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop651/4list/Newlist.html