WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

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Rad Grandad
27888 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:45 pm

just saw this today on the ams site. I was looking at an esp when I saw it, I checked 8 brands to see if they had it (random models)
Fender...yes
Gibson...no
Epiphone...no
Ibanez...yes
ESP...yes
Dean...yes
Schecter...yes
Jackson...yes

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KVRAF
18527 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:02 pm

What do they have?

Edit: Nevermind, i went to that site to check. Well... to be totally honest with you, i doubt there's any harm when you're not by chance sucking on your guitar neck.

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Aloysius
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Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:17 pm

Reproductive harm if you do what to a Guitar?
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KVRAF
2694 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:27 am

It was on my Gretsch box, as well. From what little I've read, it has to do with California regulations regarding carcinogenic materials in products. So, I expect the warning only applies to Californians.
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KVRAF
2015 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from flint, michigan

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:32 am

Yeah, if you're a human outside of California you're immune to it. No big deal.

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KVRian
1441 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:35 am

I got a similar warning with the gig bag that came with my reface.

Probably best not to tell them the sun can also cause cancer.
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8668 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:54 am

I'm more concerned of California lawmakers than I am any of the products this label is affixed.
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Rad Grandad
27888 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 am

oh...I thought guitars were getting cancer from all those people who stuff a cigarette at the top of the neck and forced them to smoke :dog:
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KVRAF
2694 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:13 am

Every cigarette stuck between the string and the headstock gives Keith Richards 1 more day of life.
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Rad Grandad
27888 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:48 am

do you suppose he's averaged two packs a day since 15 years old? 60 years, two packs a day would be 438,000 cigarettes in his life. Add to that all the other things he's smoked and he might be the reigning bic flicking champion of the world
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461 posts since 19 Jan, 2008 from Bethlehem, PA USA

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:30 am

i recently had some various patch cords arrive from sweetwater.com & they all had cancer warnings on them, which was something i had never seen before. weird.
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40584 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:46 am

Aloysius wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Reproductive harm if you do what to a Guitar?
nothing too kinky
just some light frottage and an alabama hot pocket on cold nights.

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justin3am
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10592 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:47 am

Yeah, it's a requirement in California. I think a lot of companies find it easier to include the Prop65 warning with every unit sold than try to only add it to the boxes being shipped to California.

Here is some information from the State of California: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/
The wiki page has more practical information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Cali ... osition_65

Some companies will just put the label on everything they sell without checking for compliance because it's cheaper. RoHS and other regulations have done a lot to cut down on the use of carcinogenic chemicals in manufacturing, particularly lead and mercury. I wonder sometimes if the warning causes a lot of false panic. Then again, I'm sure there are products out there which should have a warning on them, which people dismiss as it's become so common.

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addled muppet weed
40584 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:54 am

few years back in the uk, the daily mail used to come out with a cancer scare story almost daily.
to the point even broccoli was named as a cancer causing food :dog:

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KVRAF
18527 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (on guitars)

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:01 am

Not too much has changed in that regard over here. :) Cancer is the no. 1 death cause, and it's still pretty unclear for the most part, and, the media loves its scare stories. And, the people love it too, otherwise they wouldn't eat it unquestioned.

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