Proposition 65 Compliance

The following warnings were recently added to Datacard's product user manuals and installation guides:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

This warning has been added to Datacard’s manuals to comply with the State of California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, generally referred to as Proposition 65.

What is Proposition 65?

Proposition 65 is a far reaching law that applies to any company that manufactures products that may be sold or brought into California.

Proposition 65 requires warning labels on any product that contains, or may contain, any of more than 800 elements that the California Air Resources Board considers harmful.

Why has Datacard decided to place a warning in its manuals?

All products that have power cords, USB cables, computer mouse cables, keyboard cables, monitor cables or other cables containing PVC, most likely have the Proposition 65 product warning requirements. The warning does not mean that Datacard's products will cause cancer or reproductive harm.  Datacard believes that its products are not harmful when used as designed, but Datacard provides the warning as a result of the California law. 

For more information about California Proposition 65 visit: