We were recently alerted that the Pegasus necklace triggered a Prop 65 warning for the state of California. The Pegasus necklace is currently on backorder however, once it is back in stock, all orders shipping to California will have a Prop 65 in the package. We have also added the Prop 65 notice to the product page on our US site.
We understand how the Prop 65 warning might look alarming without any context about what this means. Per California law, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is required to publish a list of chemicals that are “known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.” The list is updated at least once a year and now contains over 900 different chemicals, many of which are found in commonly used products such as food, jewelry, household products, beauty products, alcoholic beverages, lead crystal, electric cords, cars, and furniture.
For the Pegasus Necklace, the extender chain did not pass the Prop 65 standards, meaning we are required by law to include the Prop 65 warnings in any packages that are shipped to California. Going forward, we are working with the vendor to make sure our next order of the Pegasus Necklace will use materials that will pass Prop 65 requirements.
Please rest assured that Stella & Dot products fall within federally mandated safety levels for any toxic chemical, compound, or element. We always have and always will conduct rigorous testing on all of our products and will continue to adhere to all applicable state and federal laws, industry standards, codes, and regulations. For these reasons, our products can be sold with confidence.
Check out the FAQs here for more details and here are some suggested words to say when talking to your customers:
“I completely understand your concerns around the Prop 65 notice on the Pegasus Necklace. I can assure you this is a common warning required by the state of California and because Stella & Dot sells in all 50 US States, we are required to provide this warning before purchase for any items that may be shipped to California. Prop 65 warnings are placed on common everyday products like nail polish, beverages, hair dye, household cleaners and paint. However, our production teams have assured us that all of our products fall within federally mandated safety levels for any toxic chemical, compound, or element. Let me know if you have any further concerns!”