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    Bungee cargo net... cancer??

    Don't know if any of you has used the Sunlite bungee cargo net, but the reviews seem to be good, so I bought one. I notice a strange claim on the package, that says "This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm." What the heck? I suppose it would do harm only if you swallow it?

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    anything will cause cancer in california, i have the exact same one, i dont know what i would do with out it sometimes

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    Don't chew on it, and you'll be fine.
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    How about smelling it?

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    Oh wow, that's not cool. That's the same one that I used to use. I went back to my 3 bungee cords holding my bag because a few times while taking tight turns with my trike, my bag fell off the side of the rear rack and was hanging there. Luckly it never fell completely off, but after going back to using 3 bungee cords in a criss-cross pattern, it hasn't slid since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    anything will cause cancer in california
    This. Carbon black is listed as a possible carcinogen in Prop 65, the law which requires the label. Any product that has black colored plastic has this compound. It is only carcinogenic in power form (respirable size), so the risk is ridiculously low. The law has created a desensitization of risk which may actually be relevant for other products.

    Aspirin and sand are also on the CA list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    anything will cause cancer in california, i have the exact same one, i dont know what i would do with out it sometimes
    Ah Yes! California, the land of fruits and nuts..
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    The legal disclaimers are ridiculous. I was changing a tube today and I noticed the wheels said something like "rims wear with use," or some obvious non-sense like that. The tires had some sort of common sense disclaimer as well, I don't recall what it was. Of course I had to deal with the lawyer lips while removing the wheel as well.

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    My cargo net has a label on it that reads, "This product contains chemicals known to the State of California known to cause miracles and mild euphoria. Do not use while pregnant." You should switch man.
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    They have expanded the cancer warning labeling practice in Klaifornia to such a point of absurdity that it has become useless in helping consumers avoid dangerous products.
    The biggest danger from bungee cords is having the end come lose and whack you in the eye.
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    ridiculous state it is:



    i mean, it could cause birth defects, but where would you have to put it?

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    You're a goner.. you can believe me because I live in California.

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    I lived in CA when prop 65 passed. We thought we were passing a much more specific labeling law. Once the right-wing lobbyists and lawyers got done with it all we had left was the vague, useless label you saw. Fortunately, one can now usually find more detailed information about labeled products on-line, so it is not quite as bad as it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleric1234 View Post
    The legal disclaimers are ridiculous. I was changing a tube today and I noticed the wheels said something like "rims wear with use," or some obvious non-sense like that. The tires had some sort of common sense disclaimer as well, I don't recall what it was. Of course I had to deal with the lawyer lips while removing the wheel as well.
    My warning sticker said "heavy or excessive braking could cause the rim to fail" I figured there was some bad translation going on.
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    Yes vol ive found it to be very strong have had the same one for around three years now no problems, it is now a little less stretchy but i kinda expect that over time

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    Don't chew on it, and you'll be fine.
    Not true, poking it in your eye may also cause harm and may lead to cancer.

    Odd though that California worries more about unlikely causes of cancer but refuses to put a warning sticker on the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    I lived in CA when prop 65 passed. We thought we were passing a much more specific labeling law. Once the right-wing lobbyists and lawyers got done with it all we had left was the vague, useless label you saw. Fortunately, one can now usually find more detailed information about labeled products on-line, so it is not quite as bad as it was.
    So you thought you were voting for a requirement that would cause bike manufacturers to wrap the entire bike in a giant warning sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Odd though that California worries more about unlikely causes of cancer but refuses to put a warning sticker on the sun.
    They don't have a tall enough ladder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    Ah Yes! California, the land of fruits and nuts..
    California, the land of organic fruits and nuts. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Not true, poking it in your eye may also cause harm and may lead to cancer.

    Odd though that California worries more about unlikely causes of cancer but refuses to put a warning sticker on the sun.
    We tried, but the only suitable material to make the decal out of was asbestos. So for now, we simply live in denial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    I lived in CA when prop 65 passed. We thought we were passing a much more specific labeling law. Once the right-wing lobbyists and lawyers got done with it all we had left was the vague, useless label you saw. Fortunately, one can now usually find more detailed information about labeled products on-line, so it is not quite as bad as it was.
    I think you mean the "Left Wing"

    The Right is the capitalist that employed people who paid the taxes to make it in the first place. They would have lobbied not to have printed the labels because it drove up the cost.

    Comifornia is run by the Left wing that thought this was a good idea in the first place.

    They (CARB) also recently made gas cans useless trying to hold the vapors when pouring. NOW you spill gas all over the ground when trying to fill your lawnmower...But hay that gas can didn't let any vapors escape! (The gas spilled on the ground let 50 times as much go and actual made a spill that contaminated the soil).

    Gubment run amuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by rex_kramer View Post
    We tried, but the only suitable material to make the decal out of was asbestos. So for now, we simply live in denial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    I think you mean the "Left Wing"

    The Right is the capitalist that employed people who paid the taxes to make it in the first place. They would have lobbied not to have printed the labels because it drove up the cost.

    Comifornia is run by the Left wing that thought this was a good idea in the first place.

    They (CARB) also recently made gas cans useless trying to hold the vapors when pouring. NOW you spill gas all over the ground when trying to fill your lawnmower...But hay that gas can didn't let any vapors escape! (The gas spilled on the ground let 50 times as much go and actual made a spill that contaminated the soil).

    Gubment run amuck
    Classic post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    They (CARB) also recently made gas cans useless trying to hold the vapors when pouring. NOW you spill gas all over the ground when trying to fill your lawnmower...But hay that gas can didn't let any vapors escape! (The gas spilled on the ground let 50 times as much go and actual made a spill that contaminated the soil).

    Gubment run amuck
    I am sure there are some smart Californians that drive to Arizona to buy their gas cans.
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    ...so, just don't use the cargo net in California, and you'll be fine

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