California Proposition 65


Attention California residents, Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more than 850 chemicals. In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations, effective on August 30, 2018, which change the information required in Proposition 65 warnings.


We know you're concerned about product safety and Leica Camera is taking all necessary steps to comply with all applicable safety and health requirements.


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

If a "Warning California Prop 65" link does not appear at the product page for the product you wish to purchase, it indicates that it does not require the CA Prop 65 warning.



Additional Information about Proposition 65


For background on the new Proposition 65 warnings.

Proposition 65 and its regulations are posted here.

To give Leica Camera notice of an alleged violation of California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.5 or 25249.6, you must send notice to