California Proposition 65

In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition 65, requiring businesses to provide warnings to customers about potential exposure to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Why is this warning on Garmin products?

Products with any amount of substances covered by Proposition 65 — even at levels that may not be harmful — must carry this warning unless proven to have “no significant risk” of exposure.

Since almost all electronic products contain 1 or more of the chemicals listed under Proposition 65, we added this warning on our packaging to make sure our customers stay informed.

How can I trust that your products are safe?

With Garmin products, the exposure may be well within the “no significant risk” range; however, we choose to put the Proposition 65 warning label on our products to help you make an informed purchase decision.

According to the California government, “The fact that a product bears a Proposition 65 warning does not mean by itself that the product is unsafe.”

They also explain, “You could think of Proposition 65 more as a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.” (

Where can I learn more about Proposition 65?