My new Roborock S5 came with a huge sticker covering the side of the box with a warning about Cancer and Reproductive Harm under Proposition 65.
Why it is not disclosed in Amazon listing and I learn about this upon receiving the product?
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Everything has the potential to cause cancer. Prop 65 (California law) forces manufacturers to label products that can cause cancer. Unfortunately, it’s easier to slap a sticker on everything that can possibly cause cancer, no matter how minimal the risk, than to use discretion. For that reason, it’s also easier for manufacturers to just slap a sticker on everything they sell, since they don’t know which products will end up in California, and which products will end up elsewhere. There is virtually no risk of cancer from this product, unless you melt down the plastic and start inhaling the fumes.
Don't worry about it.🤣
Is there anybody serious in this forum to answer why this warning in the product?
If you actually understood chemistry, cellular biology, and epidemiology or cared about your health I'm sure you would worry about it. The world is in a cancer crisis mostly cased by human activity and invention. We should all be questioning and looking into what we purchase and put into our homes. Even if this product is "safe" unless melted down this still means it caused carcinogenic pollution while being manufactured. As someone who has seen people die horrible deaths from cancer, I take your laughing emoji as very rude to someone asking a very good question.
The plastic contains an additive to reduce it's inflammability to meet requirements. The additive is cancerous. It is encapsulated within the plastic. Unless you grind your robot into powder and inhale it / eat it, you'll be fine.
Something to do with one of the plastics they use in one of the components. I saw the same warning on a lavalier mic that's designed to hook over your ear and sit by your cheek (e.g. stage presenters might use one). It was a rubbery/latex feeling mic, so maybe it's for part of the roller assembly? Maybe?
It's perfectly safe for normal use, but they have to disclose it because someone (in California) probably got sued a long time ago and stickers are cheaper than USA lawsuits.
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