Safety Notices

User & Safety Notices

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ABBYSON’S CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

Proposition 65, officially named the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, was passed into law in 1986 by the state of California with the original intent of protecting drinking water sources from chemical contamination. However, since 1986 the scope of the law has grown to include such common substances as wood dust, brass, and PVC. There are officially over 800 ingredients and chemicals on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) list of carcinogens or reproductive toxicants. Many of the 800+ chemicals and substances are common ingredients and materials found in various household goods such as lotions, jewelry, lamps, lead crystal glasses, automobiles, and furniture.

Proposition 65 Warning Label is required by law on all products that may contain any of these ingredients and materials. You will find the Proposition 65 label on such everyday items as balsamic vinegar, boots and shoes, and prepackaged firewood.

One of the substances found on the Prop 65 list of potentially harmful materials is wood dust. As there is always a chance of wood dust or one of the other substances listed on Proposition 65 being present in our furniture, we are forced to include Proposition 65 warnings on all of our products. Under California law, there is a risk of significant fines for not warning consumers, and therefore, the specified warning label is placed on each piece of furniture Abbyson sells. Further, the exact wording on the label is mandated by California law to read, "This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm." www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/furniture

While the warning label is only required for items sold to California, Abbyson builds and stores many items without knowing where they may be shipping. Many of our larger customers also store furniture in central warehouses and ship into California. For this reason, it is also important for our dealers to leave these warning labels on the furniture when shipping to customers in California. Corporately we have decided to label every piece of furniture we make with the California Proposition 65 warning regardless of its destination.

Abbyson is committed to making beautiful, superior quality furniture that lasts for generations. We are also committed to our employees, associates, and customers as a responsible domestic manufacturer of high-end furniture. Be assured that we do everything possible to prevent harmful chemicals from coming into contact with you and your family.

 

ABBYSON’S FURNITURE TIP OVER PREVENTION INITIATIVE

As recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Abbyson follows the ASTM F2057-19 anti-tip-over safety standards in the design and manufacture of all clothing storage units. We also apply these anti-tip-over safety standards to many other furniture types that feature doors and drawers. Designed to be inherently stable, our furniture meets industry best practices for tip-over prevention. Even so, we always recommend the installation of tip restraints. When appropriately installed, tip restraints can prevent injury and even save lives. Always anchor your furniture, especially if you have young children, who are most at-risk for tip-over accidents. Installing tip restraints is simple, and it takes only a few minutes. https://www.anchorit.gov

HOW TO PROPERLY SECURE FURNITURE

Our tip restraint kits are typically found in an uppermost drawer, on a shelf, or attached to the back of your new furniture. 

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE

Always install the tip restraints that come with your furniture.

Never allow children to climb on, stand on, or hang off drawers, doors, or shelves.

Never open more than one drawer at a time.

Never override or remove a drawer interlock system designed to prevent multiple drawers from opening simultaneously.

To increase furniture stability while in use, place the heaviest items in the lowest drawers or on the lowest shelves.

Avoid placing objects like remote controls or toys on top of furniture where children may be tempted to climb and reach for them.

Keep power cords out of reach of children and pets.

PREVENTING TV TIP-OVERS

Wall mount TVs whenever possible.

When TVs aren’t wall-mounted, only place them on or in furniture designed to hold a television (such as media centers and cabinets), and anchor the furniture to the wall.

When TV’s aren’t wall-mounted, place them squarely on the furniture's surfaces designed to hold them.

Never place a TV on a piece of furniture where the TV base or TV itself overhangs the furniture in any direction.

All televisions (including flat-screen styles) that are not wall mounted should still be anchored to the wall. Anchors for securing televisions are available at retail and hardware stores.

When you move TVs and TV furniture, be sure to re-anchor both of them to the wall in their new locations.

Never allow children to reach, pull, hang off, or climb a TV or television furniture.