Statesville, NC, April 14, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Plastiflex is proud to announce that as of April 11, 2018, all Plastiflex pool products manufactured in both its Statesville, NC and Tijuana, MX plants will be 100% free of chemicals deemed toxic under the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 - Proposition 65/Prop 65.
"As good stewards of our industry, Plastiflex has made a substantial product investment to comply with this mandate," stated Mark Monper, Vice President of Sales, North America. "Our customers can now be assured that all Plastiflex pool products are toxin free per the enacted legislation. Further to this change, our customers will no longer be burdened with the labeling requirements as mandated under Proposition 65 for non-compliant materials."
Background information on Proposition 65
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (California Health and Safety Code), better known as Proposition 65 or Prop 65, identifies chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The California Environmental Protection Agency, which administers Proposition 65, has been delegated the authority to develop and revise this list of chemicals. Proposition 65 establishes two prohibitions regarding use of listed chemicals. First, no person in the course of doing business may knowingly discharge or release significant amount of a listed chemical into drinking water or into or onto land where it will pass into a source of drinking water. Second, no person in the course of doing business may knowingly expose any individual to a significant amount of a listed chemical without first providing a clear and reasonable warning to such individual.
It is important to note that simply because a component is subject to Proposition 65 does not mean that a warning for the finished product is required. Proposition 65 warning requirements are dependent on the anticipated level of exposure to components subject to Proposition 65 resulting from foreseeable uses of a product. The warning requirements will only apply if the foreseeable and intended uses of a product containing these materials are likely the result in exposure above what are referred to as “significant risk” or “observable effect” can only be made with full knowledge of the end uses of applications of the products. The State of California has established a “safe harbor” level for vinyl chloride of 3 micrograms (.00000000661 pounds) per day.
"Plastiflex is excited that our products comply with this stringent legislative mandated." - Mark Monper