You may have found the following or similar warning on the packaging of your Danby Appliance:
WARNING: This product can expose you to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
This warning refers to Proposition 65. The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, more commonly known as Proposition 65, was passed in 1986. Proposition 65 requires that consumers be informed about the possible exposure to chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. The list of chemicals covered by Proposition 65 currently includes more than 900 different substances and continues to expand.
The Proposition 65 law requires that companies provide a warning label on their products if these products contain any of the chemicals included on the list, even if only in trace amounts. Proposition 65 is considered a “right to know” law, meaning that consumers must be advised of any chemicals present, even if the risk is very low. The presence of this warning does not indicate that the product is violating any safety standards or regulations.
You may see this warning on products you have purchased even if you are not within the state of California. Proposition 65 law applies to any company operating, manufacturing or selling products in the state of California. Danby Products are sold internationally and it would be difficult or impossible to only place warnings on products entering the state of California. We have decided to place this warning on all of our products to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 law regardless of destination.
For more information on Proposition 65, please visit: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov