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Old 12-04-2014, 09:43 AM   #1  
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Default Daisy trimmer a carcinogen!

I bought a Daisy Trimmer Dial-A-Cut from WM. It says "great for school" on the front. It has 8 different cuts, scores and perferations. It's a little picky to use, but to have all those cutting options on one tool is awesome!
Problem: the first thing I saw when I opened the package was the insert that says: State of California Proposition 65 Warning!
This product contains chemicals know to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or othed reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
What in the world?
I called the company (Royal) and was told if I used it a lot to wash my hands afterwards, but for occasional use, I didn't need to. Or I could return it to the store.
I think this is outrageous that a 100 year old company would put a product on the market that contains chemicals that can cause cancer etc.
I love the concept, but have to return it as I have 5 children and am afraid to touch the thing myself. I hope WM, sees fit to take it off the shelves.
I haven't been able to find any similar product in my local stores. If anyone knows of a similar paper cutter, that doesn't cause cancer, I would be grateful to know where I can find one.
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I bought a couple of similar WR trimmers, but haven't tried them yet. One has separate cartridges and the other has a dial that you change.
I didn't see a warning and I read packaging pretty carefully.


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QUOTE=melissasue1968;20830135]I bought a Daisy Trimmer Dial-A-Cut from WM. It says "great for school" on the front. It has 8 different cuts, scores and perferations. It's a little picky to use, but to have all those cutting options on one tool is awesome!
Problem: the first thing I saw when I opened the package was the insert that says: State of California Proposition 65 Warning!
This product contains chemiccancer, birth defects, or othed reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
What in the world?als know to the state of California to cause
I called the company (Royal) and was told if I used it a lot to wash my hands afterwards, but for occasional use, I didn't need to. Or I could return it to the store.
I think this is outrageous that a 100 year old company would put a product on the market that contains chemicals that can cause cancer etc.
I love the concept, but have to return it as I have 5 children and am afraid to touch the thing myself. I hope WM, sees fit to take it off the shelves.
I haven't been able to find any similar product in my local stores. If anyone knows of a similar paper cutter, that doesn't cause cancer, I would be grateful to know where I can find one.[/QUOTE]
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California's labelling requirements and consumer protection rules are pretty strict; you'll find that warning on a lot of products and wonder why it's there. I'm surprised you haven't encountered it before.
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Everything I've bought in the last few years has that warning on it. It's basically the same as having no warning now - I don't even see it I'm so used to it. It's probably on my organic broccoli.
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I agree, I have a lot of products that have had that labeling about California.

With me being a cancer patient, I watch everything that I consume. I also began watching what I handle. With that being said, I doubt seriously that you will have any issues, but I would handle and wash my hands with care, just to be on the safe side.

I do know that California has a much more strict labeling policy then here in Colorado and Colorado is pretty strict. I never paid it too much mind until I got sick. BUT, I don't stop buying and using things. I'm not eating it.... so, I'll still use things, but always with caution. That wouldn't be a cutter that I would give to a young person though. It's most likely full of BPA and there is another one similar to BPA. I would keep it out of direct sunlight for any length of time.... again, just to be on the safe side.

BTW, to those who worry about these things, the only zip type of baggies that is BPA free are the Target brand. Yes, since my illness, my family is extraordinarily careful what we put our food in. Glass or BPA free. (stepping off my soapbox now)!! lol
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I just bought my son a duffel bag and the first one I had in my hands had that label on it! Took me by surprise. I bought a different one that had no warning but wondered why they would put lead in a canvas duffel bag!
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I just bought my son a duffel bag and the first one I had in my hands had that label on it! Took me by surprise. I bought a different one that had no warning but wondered why they would put lead in a canvas duffel bag!
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I don't remember. The zipper for sure but I don't remember anything else but the logo.
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It seems sometimes that the State of California has found that everything in the universe causes cancer. I did chuckle though - we got a new refrigerator yesterday (I'm totally in love with it). When I sat down to read the operating instructions, one of the first warnings was that the State of California had found things in our fridge to cause cancer, and to wash hands after handling...

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It seems sometimes that the State of California has found that everything in the universe causes cancer. I did chuckle though - we got a new refrigerator yesterday (I'm totally in love with it). When I sat down to read the operating instructions, one of the first warnings was that the State of California had found things in our fridge to cause cancer, and to wash hands after handling...

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I agree, I have a lot of products that have had that labeling about California.

With me being a cancer patient, I watch everything that I consume. I also began watching what I handle. With that being said, I doubt seriously that you will have any issues, but I would handle and wash my hands with care, just to be on the safe side.

I do know that California has a much more strict labeling policy then here in Colorado and Colorado is pretty strict. I never paid it too much mind until I got sick. BUT, I don't stop buying and using things. I'm not eating it.... so, I'll still use things, but always with caution. That wouldn't be a cutter that I would give to a young person though. It's most likely full of BPA and there is another one similar to BPA. I would keep it out of direct sunlight for any length of time.... again, just to be on the safe side.

BTW, to those who worry about these things, the only zip type of baggies that is BPA free are the Target brand. Yes, since my illness, my family is extraordinarily careful what we put our food in. Glass or BPA free. (stepping off my soapbox now)!! lol
Agree with you about glass - we switched to the made in the USA Rubbermaid glass containers some time ago. But that was common sense, not the long arm of the state of California!

Very hard to find non-Chinese kitchen products these days so I was overjoyed to find those.
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I know when that law in California was first passed, everything that Fiskars made got that label. The penalties for not labelling something that needed the label were so high that they elected to label EVERYTHING unless and until they could verify that it contained absolutely no cancer-causing chemicals or compounds.

Think about it - sunshine causes cancer; this is proven and verified. But the California Tourism Board doesn't post a cancer warning on their ads with Rob Lowe on a surfboard
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I have yet to enter any public building in CA that does not have that notice posted at the front entrance. I've gotten so used to it that I don't even notice it anymore. If I took it seriously, I couldn't go grocery shopping, to the doctor or hospital and would have to stay out of Micheal's and just about every other place there is. We had a family picnic this year at one of the public parks and the notice was posted at the entrance and also at the drinking fountain and the playground. California has gotten so ridiculous in their posting requirements that the notice is pretty useless.
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All the products labeled that way by California standards, but hey their heavy smog wont do a thing to you.
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Here's one of the latest absurdities in the California law situation...

A non-profit is suing Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts over the fact that their coffee isn't labeled because of its cancer-causing contents.

It seems that many foods, when cooked to temps above 120 degrees develop a substance called acrylamide. It isn't added...it happens when cooking. And coffee beans contain it when they are roasted.

Therefore coffee should be labeled according to Prop 65. That's the law. And someone is suing over the fact that it isn't.

Never mind that you would have to drink 100 cups of coffee a day to reach the threshold amount that requires labeling.

You'd have to drink over 1000 cans of soda containing caramel color to reach the same threshold. Soda manufacturers even changed the type of caramel color to avoid labeling it as "containing cancer-causing substances."

In my mind the whole warning thing is so overdone as to be useless.
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While I was looking at Christmas tree's, the artificial ones, I notice that they all had the California warning on them. I figured it had to do with the fire retardant on the tree's.
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It's complete insanity. Look what this law has done to Ranger packaging. I happen to have one from before and one after. There's actually no room on the new label for the color of the ink.

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It's complete insanity. Look what this law has done to Ranger packaging. I happen to have one from before and one after. There's actually no room on the new label for the color of the ink.

That's actually not a result of the California law. That's part of the new global hazard communications standard that manufacturers must begin implementing in 2015. (Says she who just spent a mind-numbing hour in safety training last week about the new regs so I recognized the pictograms.) (Oh hey! the training actually did come in handy!)

And since it's global every manufacturer will have to start including the hazard pictograms & the hazard keywords (Danger/Warning/Flammable) on all labeling.
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It's complete insanity. Look what this law has done to Ranger packaging. I happen to have one from before and one after. There's actually no room on the new label for the color of the ink.


Bummer, I guess if you were intending on drinking it, you have now changed your mind. Isn't it wonderful that you can see your tax dollars at work!
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Bummer, I guess if you were intending on drinking it, you have now changed your mind. Isn't it wonderful that you can see your tax dollars at work!
I'd love to have nothing better to spend time and money on, wouldn't you?!
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Bummer, I guess if you were intending on drinking it, you have now changed your mind. Isn't it wonderful that you can see your tax dollars at work!

Yum - a refreshing citrus alcohol ink sounds delightful! #darn
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I won't consume any food from China and I do not by produce from Mexico. I am also leery of any metal items from China as you seem to hear all the time that lead has been found in something coming from China or there may actually be a warning label. One year I purchased a pad of dp from Michael's (made in China) and when I got it home my whole craft room smelled from the paper. No telling what kind of chemicals were in there! Not to say that there may be companies in the gold ol' USA that are sneaking regulated chemicals, etc. into products that they shouldn't!
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The labeling standards for California are so strict and the fines so high that most companies have just started sticking that ridiculous warning on it. You would probably have to actually eat that trimmer before it became at all carcinogenic. Most of the items with that label on it are completely harmless unless you do things with them (like another poster said, drink 1000 sodas a day) no one does or completely misuse them. I don't think you have anything to worry about with your trimmer.
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That's actually not a result of the California law. That's part of the new global hazard communications standard that manufacturers must begin implementing in 2015. (Says she who just spent a mind-numbing hour in safety training last week about the new regs so I recognized the pictograms.) (Oh hey! the training actually did come in handy!)

And since it's global every manufacturer will have to start including the hazard pictograms & the hazard keywords (Danger/Warning/Flammable) on all labeling.
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!!
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Reminds me of the feather boa recall at Michaels... I can't help sarcastically reading it out loud every time I stand in line at the till...

"If exposed to flames such as from candles, matches or lighters, the feather boa could catch fire and possibly cause burns to consumers."

No freaking way!?! 😳
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Reminds me of the feather boa recall at Michaels... I can't help sarcastically reading it out loud every time I stand in line at the till...

"If exposed to flames such as from candles, matches or lighters, the feather boa could catch fire and possibly cause burns to consumers."

No freaking way!?! 😳
HAHAHAHA!!!

That reminds me of a photo my sister posts each year of the warning on a Santa hat - remember kids - don't use this hat to climb Mt. Everest or on a construction site!
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HAHAHAHA!!!

That reminds me of a photo my sister posts each year of the warning on a Santa hat - remember kids - don't use this hat to climb Mt. Everest or on a construction site!
Or don't use if you're the real Santa? I guess it doesn't have the real Santa mojo in it, LOL.
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HAHAHAHA!!!

That reminds me of a photo my sister posts each year of the warning on a Santa hat - remember kids - don't use this hat to climb Mt. Everest or on a construction site!
Oh, and I just noticed, you have to be 14 and up to wear that Santa hat! Cuz really, those 13 year olds just aren't responsible enough... once you're 14 though, look out world!

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It's all because of the ridiculous litigation we've seen in the past 20-30 years (remember the McDonald's hot coffee thing?) every manufacturer is just covering all their bases. California also has the infamous 9th Circut Court, they have made some totally ludicrous decisions over the years.
We both grew up in the San Francisco area and left in 1975 for Oregon. It was a cool place to be back in the day, but now it's expensive and way too crowded in the populated areas.
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I'm just wondering how any of us survived this long! As kids we didn't wear seatbelts, helmets or knee pads. We played outside after dark without a cellphone! We were given vaccinations and fluoride. Our toys and window sills were painted with lead paint.
So unless you're licking your paper trimmer blade, sucking on the zipper of your backpack or drinking alcohol ink, I think you'll be ok! Common sense people.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:40 AM   #32  
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I have always wondered why we call it "COMMON" sense, when it is so uncommon for people to have/use any.

I agree, in our litigious society, the manufacturers have to try and prevent any imbecilic law suit by clearly labeling everything. Reference the McDonald's coffee law suit.
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