calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,313 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 2:00pm Subject: Re: Can coffee kill me?
No, this is a label that is required in the state of Ca. that warns you if there is anything in the product that even remotely but nearly never will ever do any harm to you. It was put there by the politically correct nagging ninnies. The label is all over the place in the state from the gas pump on your car to things like your espresso brewer. Most likely, it is in reference to the brass in the group head one component of which is lead to help with machining processes. I think you would need to drink gallons an hour for the rest of your life and when you die of old age, you won't care any more either.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
Seriously? That photo is for real? Does it come in braille too for the blind?
Whatever happened to common sense. Oh thats right, you can't legislate that. No money in that for the crooked politicians.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
CarloM Senior Member Joined: 1 Apr 2013 Posts: 298 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 2:55pm Subject: Re: Can coffee kill me?
Len - I don't have time to make something like that up ;)
Seriously, a variation of that sign has been in every apartment complex I've lived in since who knows when. Often it is there because at some point in time, every building has had lead (in paint) or asbestos (in insulation and other things) and so as a catch-all these signs are everywhere.
RoyceRuiz Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2012 Posts: 111 Location: Hollister, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 3:07pm Subject: Re: Can coffee kill me?
Len, do a Google image search for prop 65 and see what comes up. Almost every business in the state has one of these warnings. This state passed this proposition to warn people about cancer causing products but all that it did was make people realize that literally everything causes cancer in one study or another so no matter what you do yuo have the same chance of getting cancer. Regarding the OP, many times companies only want to produce one piece of packaging for the US so they make it California compliant. If you think this is bad you should look at an auto parts catalog.
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