California Prop 65

California Proposition 65 Notification

For Residents of California:

California's Proposition 65 is a California-only law that requires California consumers to be notified about products that may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Louisville Tractor cares about our customers' safety and has chosen to provide a blanket warning based on our knowledge regarding the presence of one or more listed chemicals without attempting to evaluate the level of exposure. Products listed on any websites operated by Louisville Tractor may be below the Proposition 65 exposure levels of concern or could even be zero. However, due to the size and wide range of our product line, Louisville Tractor has decided to place the Proposition 65 warning notification on all of our products as a precaution. We at Louisville Tractor hope that this information helps you with your purchasing decisions.

The standard Proposition 65 notice is as follows:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


There are also specific warnings for the following specific products:

Tools - California requires the following notice:


WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

  • lead from lead-based paints,
  • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
  • arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.

Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

Electrical Cords - California requires the following notice:

WARNING: The wires of this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Buffing Compounds & Finishing Products - California requires the following notice on buffing compounds & finishing products that contain progesterone:


WARNING: This product may contain progesterone, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. Consult with your physician before using this product.

This and more information regarding California Proposition 65 can be found on the State of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website at: http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html