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JK-1
07-10-2004, 02:53 PM
If you have purchased a Saitek product You will find a " Contains Lead " warning on the USB cable and it seems that theres not much to worry about it's a Law to lable anything with lead in it in California no matter how small the amount ,And since Saiteks are sold everywhere including California they just lable all their Products.

>>>>>> Saitek's Lead Warning Response <<<<<<


Thank you for purchasing our product.

What is Prop. 65?
The label you have identified on our product is what we refer to as
the
"Prop. 65" label. "Prop. 65" is short for
Proposition 65 which is a
California statue, The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
of
1986. This Proposition was intended by its authors to protect
California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. It is
currently extended to warn individuals about the possible exposure to
potential cancer causing elements (i.e. lead, cadmium, etc.) found in
every day products.

Why did I find this label on the product I just purchased?
On the specific product you just purchased, the cable that connects
the
game pad/joystick to the PC contains a minute amount of substance(s)
in
which the State of California has found that pro-longed exposure to,
have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Hence the warning: "Wash hands after use."

But I didn't purchase my product in California?
Although we are only required to place the "Prop 65" label
on products
sold in California, our company ships products across the United
States
and we have no control as to where a retailer may eventually end up
selling this product, so we resolve this issue by marking all products
sold within North America.

For your information, very small amounts of lead and cadmium are added
to enhance insulation (for U/L approval) as well as pliability.
Without
the lead and cadmium, the cables would become more brittle and less
resistant to fires. You will probably find that most, if not all the
power cords, extension cords, DVD, stereo, and video connectors on
almost all the appliances in your house contain no less lead or
cadmium
than our products.

[This message was edited by JK-1 on Sat July 10 2004 at 02:13 PM.]

JK-1
07-10-2004, 02:53 PM
If you have purchased a Saitek product You will find a " Contains Lead " warning on the USB cable and it seems that theres not much to worry about it's a Law to lable anything with lead in it in California no matter how small the amount ,And since Saiteks are sold everywhere including California they just lable all their Products.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Saitek's Lead Warning Response &lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;


Thank you for purchasing our product.

What is Prop. 65?
The label you have identified on our product is what we refer to as
the
"Prop. 65" label. "Prop. 65" is short for
Proposition 65 which is a
California statue, The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
of
1986. This Proposition was intended by its authors to protect
California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. It is
currently extended to warn individuals about the possible exposure to
potential cancer causing elements (i.e. lead, cadmium, etc.) found in
every day products.

Why did I find this label on the product I just purchased?
On the specific product you just purchased, the cable that connects
the
game pad/joystick to the PC contains a minute amount of substance(s)
in
which the State of California has found that pro-longed exposure to,
have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Hence the warning: "Wash hands after use."

But I didn't purchase my product in California?
Although we are only required to place the "Prop 65" label
on products
sold in California, our company ships products across the United
States
and we have no control as to where a retailer may eventually end up
selling this product, so we resolve this issue by marking all products
sold within North America.

For your information, very small amounts of lead and cadmium are added
to enhance insulation (for U/L approval) as well as pliability.
Without
the lead and cadmium, the cables would become more brittle and less
resistant to fires. You will probably find that most, if not all the
power cords, extension cords, DVD, stereo, and video connectors on
almost all the appliances in your house contain no less lead or
cadmium
than our products.

[This message was edited by JK-1 on Sat July 10 2004 at 02:13 PM.]

Korolov
07-10-2004, 02:56 PM
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steve_v
07-10-2004, 03:37 PM
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gombal40
07-10-2004, 03:41 PM
Classic case of lead poisening http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif