California Proposition 65 Information

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. The legislation ensures that people are informed about exposure to chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. Commonly referred to as Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals contained in the products they buy, located in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. This allows them to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals.

Eppendorf is providing this warning based on its knowledge that one or more chemicals listed by the State of California relating to Proposition 65 may be present in Eppendorf products. This is justified by a low percentage of the listed substances which are included in raw materials that are without known substitutes and are essential to produce Eppendorf products.

Warning

Eppendorf products can expose you to chemicals including the chemicals listed in table below, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

These and other California Proposition 65 chemicals may be present only in trace quantities, or contained interior in Eppendorf equipment, where exposure is unlikely or negligible. This warning is being provided out of caution. 

MaterialSourceChemical NameCAS No.Type of Toxicity
Eppendorf™ epTIPS™ Boxes and Refill Trays and Bioreactor components.Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of these precursor chemicals of plastic granules or polycarbonate.Bisphenol A (BPA)80-05-7Reproductive Toxicity
Components from consumables (e.g., Eppendorf™ epTIPS™ Racks, Eppendorf™ Deepwell und Eppendorf™ Microplates). Packaging materials, plasticizer in PVC components, wire and cable insulation, adhesives.Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of these precursor chemicals of plastic granules or polypropylene. Handling of finished components may gradually expose the user to amounts of the chemical.Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)117-81-7Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Components of Cell culture consumables.Finished plastic may contain residual amounts of these precursor chemicals of plastic granules or polystyrene.Styrene100-42-5Cancer
Components from instruments and apparatus, Rubber components (e.g., dyes, rubber processing chemicals, cable sheaths, sensors, tubes or dosing lines) adhesives and glues. Instrument components made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). PVC components, packaging, wire and cable coatings.Finished components may contain residual amounts of these precursor chemicals.Antimony oxide1309-64-4Cancer
DINP (Diisononyl phthalate)28553-12-0Cancer
Vinyl Chloride75-01-4Cancer
1,3-Butadiene106-99-0Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Components from instruments and apparatus (e.g., housings, plugs, control panels or operating elements).Finished components may contain residual amounts or may be plated with these precursor chemicals.Lead7439-92-1Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Nickel7440-02-0Cancer
Cadmium 7440-43-9Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Cobalt metal powder7440-48-4Cancer
Styrene100-42-5Cancer
Butadiene106-99-0Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Components from accumulators or batteries.Material contains chemicals that could be released when damaged.Cobalt oxide10124-43-3Cancer
Lithium1307-96-6Cancer
Nickel oxide1313-99-1Cancer
Synthetic Rubber components.Material contains chemicals that could be released during cutting operations.Carbon Black1333-86-4Cancer
Two part polyurethane foam, rubber processing. Thermoform packaging made from polyester (PET or PETG).Finished Polyurethane Foam or plastic products may contain residual amounts of the chemical.Ethylene Glycol (ingested)107-21-1Reproductive Toxicity
Rubber components (e.g., dyes, rubber processing chemicals, cables and sensors, adhesives and glues). Instrument components made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).Finished components may contain residual amounts of the chemical.1-chloro-4-nitrobenzene100-00-5Cancer
Acetaldehyde (inhaled)75-07-0Cancer
Acrylonitrile107-13-1Cancer
Synthetic Rubber components (e.g., cable coatings, adhesives, gaskets).Finished components may contain low levels of this chemical. Chloroprene (neoprene)126-99-8Cancer
Chromium VI compoundsnot assignedCancer
Isoprene (inhaled)78-79-5Cancer
Semiconductor manufacturing, solvent and plasticizer use.Finished components may contain residual amounts of the chemical.Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate (ingested)110-49-6Reproductive Toxicity
Components including adhesives, paints and printed materials.Finished components may outgass. Formaldehyde (inhaled)50-00-0Cancer
AdhesivesFinished components may contain residual amounts of the chemical.Methanol67-56-1Reproductive Toxicity
Paint/powder coating and paint removerFinished components may contain residual amounts of the chemical.N-Methylpyrrolidone (inhalation, ingestion, dermal)872-50-4Reproductive Toxicity
crystalline silica, respirable powdernot assignedCancer
Ethylbenzene100-41-4Cancer
Adhesives, paintFinished components may contain residual amounts of the chemical.Toluene108-88-3Reproductive Toxicity
Degreasing of metal parts, adhesivesFinished components may contain residual amounts of the chemical.Trichloroethylene79-01-6Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity