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“Proposition 65 (formally titled The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) is a California law passed by direct voter initiative in 1986. Its goals are to protect drinking water sources from toxic substances that may cause cancer and birth defects and to reduce or eliminate exposures to those chemicals generally, for example in consumer products, by requiring warnings in advance of those exposures.  Proposition 65 regulates substances officially listed by California as having a 1 in 100,000 chance of causing cancer over a 70-year period or birth defects or other reproductive harm in two ways. The first statutory requirement of Proposition 65 prohibits businesses from knowingly discharging listed substances into drinking water sources, or onto land where the substances can pass into drinking water sources. The second prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing individuals to listed substances without providing a clear and reasonable warning.  An official list of substances covered by Proposition 65 is maintained and made publicly available. Chemicals are added to or removed from the official list based on California's analysis of current scientific information. All substances listed show their known risk factors, a unique CAS chemical classification number, the date they were listed, and, if so, whether they have been delisted.”

“In accordance with the requirements of California, WEXCO Industries declares that all its wiper motors may contain lead in their solder joints.  Additionally, WEXCO Industries declares that all its washer reservoirs are constructed of either polyethylene or polypropylene.  Lead, polyethylene, and polypropylene are known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.  The following products are included in these two groups:

  • Any wiper motor part number beginning with: 

    • “4R”

  • Any wiper motor part number beginning with: 

    • “4A”

  • Any wiper motor part number beginning with: 

    • “4712”, “4724”, “4812” or “4824”

  • Any wiper motor part number beginning with:

    • “MD”

  • Any wiper module part number beginning  with: 

    • “MT”

  • The following wiper motor part numbers: 

    • 102513, 105715, 105716, 107372, 107373

  • The following wiper motor part number:

    • 3114512.E1-TPR

  • The following wiper motor designations: 

    • D101, D102, D103, D104, D110, G126, G134, G138, G139, G140, H131, H132, H130, H134, H135, H137   

  • Washer reservoir part numbers beginning with:

    • 400711, 400712, 400713, 400714, 400715, 400716, 400718, 400719, 400720

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