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  • Warning on dumbells:can cause cancer, birth defects, & reproductive harm?

    Wtf? I just bought a 32 lb neoprene dumbbell set and took it out the package and noticed a warning on the bottom:
    "This product contains one or more chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm."

    Take it back? I sort of don't want to touch them now!
    Veronica
    High weight: 263.8 lbs
    Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
    ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
    Current weight: 177.6 lbs
    Goal: 145 lbs

  • #2
    California has a very strict law about labeling products that contain certain chemicals in the plastics. It's the same products that can be sold elsewhere without that label. Use your judgment.

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    • #3
      You will probably be safe if you NOT smoke or inhale your dumbbells! Just lift with them and everything will be fine...
      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

      - Schopenhauer

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      • #4
        you could leave them in a covered area outside for a few days like you would with a new mattress. Also try to avoid licking them.
        The Champagne of Beards

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        • #5
          Ill try my best not to smoke or lick them.
          Veronica
          High weight: 263.8 lbs
          Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
          ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
          Current weight: 177.6 lbs
          Goal: 145 lbs

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          • #6
            Yeah, I saw a similar label once, something about may contain lead, and that it's required by California law to be labelled...

            It was a nail brush. Made of plastic. And I live in Canada.
            28 years old, insurance broker
            starting weight 195 lbs (5'4")
            working on losing weight, getting active, and curing my GERD

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            • #7
              I won a beer mug with that warning once. Needless to say I didn't drink out of it. I second the suggestion to keep the weights out of your mouth.

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              • #8
                Take them back. If they are coated in plastic and a whole set of them only adds up to 32lbs they probably don't weigh enough to do you any good. Your purse and the groceries you carry in from the car probably weigh more.
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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