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Californian cancer warning

Postby mpcgimli » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:41 am

I just bought and received a Sharpmaker. and it has a sticker on it that says :"WARNING, cancer and reproductive harm " , with a link to a california government website. I would appreciate if someone could tell me which parts of the sharpmaker are supposedly harmful and why.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Jazz » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:53 am

Isn’t everything harmful in California? What a freaky state.
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Daveho » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:55 am

When using your sharpmaker in the nude and the knife gets away from you it can cause reproductive harm.
As for cancer... the kids are smoking out of sharpmakers and the name makes it ironic.


In all seriousness i would hazard a guess that dry filings are the issue I suppose...

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby mpcgimli » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:59 am

Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:53 am
Isn’t everything harmful in California? What a freaky state.
Except Aids.
I am not really that concerned, already sharpened my Endura on it. Just curious about what the ca.gov. could have found in there.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby The Deacon » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:03 am

Have no idea why the Sharpmaker has that sticker, but I do know that California requires them on darn near every product sold there. Manufacturers have two choices, they can either add the warning label or stop selling their goods in California. In the case of the Sharpmaker, could be some hydrocarbon in the plastic base or clam pack, minute traces of lead or some other "dangerous" metal in the guard rods, or even something in the ink on the printed matter. May even be none of the above, manufacturers are adding that label to some products just to avoid the risk CA will start considering something in them harmful.
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Accutron » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:18 am

Don't eat your Sharpmaker.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby archangel » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:38 am

“It seemed to me,' said Wonko the Sane, 'that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.”

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby sal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:28 am

It's ok to eat the Sharpmaker, just don'e eat the guards.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Evil D » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:40 am

The Sharpmaker requires common sense to use it. Common sense has been known to cause cancer in the state of California.
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby p_atrick » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:15 am

Out here we have cancer warnings on everything (the most head-scratching one are laundry rooms - are we not supposed to wash our clothes?). I have no idea why that is.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby dreadpirate » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:26 am

Accutron wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:18 am
Don't eat your Sharpmaker.
Good advice! :D

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby MichaelScott » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:47 am

I already have cancer, so I really don’t care.
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby TomAiello » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:51 am

The same warning is on the gates at Disneyland. "Warning the Disneyland Resort contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm." I have a photo I took of it.

Honestly, I think they should just put up big signs at the border "Warning, the State of California contains chemicals known to cause cancer and/or reproductive harm."

California has, in many ways, lost it's collective mind. I was born and raised there, and every time I visit (at least two weeks every year, when I take my kids to visit my parents) I shake my head at the inane new rules they seem to be constantly coming up with.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby this_is_nascar » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:56 am

Try to find a new TV that doesn't have that warning. It's California, so that should tell you all you need to know.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:05 am

Cue the California bashing. :rolleyes: The Sharpmaker likely has trace lead (Pb) in it, in the guards or whatever. Every Spyderco sold on Amazon for a long time had the child warning on them for small items that could be swallowed, started from someone noticing the small white CBL balls. Not sure if that’s still the case (been a long time since I bought a Spyderco on Amazon). But please let’s fill this thread with everything folks don’t like about the Golden State, instead of talking about knives...
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Spydersense » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:27 am

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Brown_Recluse » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:33 am

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:05 am
Cue the California bashing. :rolleyes: The Sharpmaker likely has trace lead (Pb) in it, in the guards or whatever. Every Spyderco sold on Amazon for a long time had the child warning on them for small items that could be swallowed, started from someone noticing the small white CBL balls. Not sure if that’s still the case (been a long time since I bought a Spyderco on Amazon). But please let’s fill this thread with everything folks don’t like about the Golden State, instead of talking about knives...
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby Spydersense » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:33 am

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:28 am
It's ok to eat the Sharpmaker, just don'e eat the guards.

sal
Well there goes my pre-lunch snack. 😁
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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:41 am

California is just a prime example of way tooooooo!!! Much Government intervention. And I love California and I've spent time out there in the San Diego area as well as L.A. But I would never live there because of totally deranged idiocy like this :( . California is also the result of letting government try to cure every problem. Common sense would replace most of what the California government has literally gone overboard with IMO.

The only good thing I've seen come from California is their organic food laws. They really make food producers prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the item is indeed "organic". Whereas most states really look in the other direction when in reality many of the food items your grocer has labeled "organic" literally came from the same source as the regular food items did. But other than that they have become the most totalitarian state in the USA IMO.

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Re: Californian cancer warning

Postby anycal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:39 am

Dipshiits come in all colors and political flavors. Stop hating. We are all stuck on this rock for a short period of time, hurling at a mind boggling speed through the vastness of the universe. Everything can be over in a blink of an eye. Life is too short to hate.

I grew up in Europe, but spent most of my life in CA. My job takes me nationally and globally. I haven't found a place yet I'd rather be.

Our egalitarian politics aside, CA is beautiful and diverse. We have a great economy. Vast agriculture, tech innovation, top universities. There is a price to pay to live here, and I am willing to pay it. And so are millions of people who, for the most part, get along just fine. Even with the labeling laws...
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