Lezyne Prop 65

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Lezyne Prop 65

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:50 am

Consciously didn't put in a tabloid headline but I just purchased a small Lezyne saddle bag and was surprised by this warning:

CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. (California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California.) For more information: www.lezyne.com/prop65

What does it mean..? well visit the URL listed and there is a note that this PROP 65 warning must be included by law (in the US state of California) if one or more of the 700 chemicals or material are used in the product, even if it is only in trace quantities.

So which cancer causing materials or chemicals are in the saddlebag? Well they don't say and I would like to know but the link provided for more info simply explains why they have to provide the warning. In my interest to buy and use products that produced that are produced reponsibly and are safe for use - I will try and find this one out. While I don't expect there to be issuesfor normal use, it does raise the question of the equipment we use as cyclist and which may be potentialy harmful for humans and the environmenty in generally (when disposed of).
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby Blakeylonger » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:03 am

everything in california has that sign on it.

it's probably due to a phthalate in the plastic.

don't eat your saddlebag.
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:08 am

Blakeylonger wrote:don't eat your saddlebag.


I won't even lick it.
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:26 am

Blakeylonger wrote:everything in california has that sign on it.


Yep, can confirm this. Sign was everywhere when I went there, including on the sides of diet drinks. I believe their next crusade is against dihydrogen monoxide.

Just remember: (1) they're American, (2) they're Californian.
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:33 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:I believe their next crusade is against dihydrogen monoxide.


It is one of the biggest killers around. In fact a recent study of collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles found that in 70% of cases the motorist has consumed dihydrogen monoxide that day! :shock:
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 pm

human909 wrote: In fact a recent study of collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles found that in 70% of cases the motorist has consumed dihydrogen monoxide that day! :shock:

No longer a problem now that serial DHMO abusers have started to cut their hits with ethanol...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:10 pm

Hate to bring it back to normality, but Lezyne got back pretty quickly and my fellow is following up with the people who would know.

Surprised that Arnie didn't have this warning shield on his forehead.
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Re: Lezyne Prop 65

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:01 am

Lezyne got back with details and confirmed it is really a formality.This is an except from a more detailed response.

Lezyne wrote:After checking with my guys, the manufacturer of the materials used in the saddlebags states that they are not toxic.


They have gone to the length to actually list the individual materials in this particular product:
Polyethylene or polypropylene (support board)
Polyester (fabric and hook/loop)
Nylon (fabric, thread, hook/loop, webbing, rings)
PVC (coated fabric, coating on zippers, and plastisol screen print ink)
Neoprene foam (small pockets)
Nickel plated steel (zipper slider)
Retroreflective ink (possibly contains glass beads)



Lezyne in the US have always been pretty good in their communication.
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