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

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    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!
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    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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    You will probably be safe if you NOT smoke or inhale your dumbbells! Just lift with them and everything will be fine...

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    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.

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    Ill try my best not to smoke or lick them.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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