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Old 10-17-09, 04:08 PM   #1
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What is it with this statement on almost everything fishing ? "This product contains a chemical known to the states of califonia to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm". That was posted on the back of my new Shimano Citica box. I can see it on lead weights , but on a reel ??
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Old 10-17-09, 04:09 PM   #2
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Every thing causes cancer in Califorinia (:
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Old 10-17-09, 04:50 PM   #3
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Every thing causes cancer in Califorinia (:

I'm beginning to think so, lol.

I really don't know what there would be in a reel that would cause cancer. And why only in California?!

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Old 10-17-09, 04:52 PM   #4
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I would imagine lead somehow, since the wording is the same. Something mecanically or maybe the paint must contain lead.
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Old 10-18-09, 09:11 AM   #5
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Wow! That's weird!? Lead on a reel.

I can see lead paint like muddy said, but that would defiantly add weight a little more weight. You'd think that they would use some other kind of paint. I doubt it adds much though.
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Old 10-18-09, 10:02 AM   #6
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It is a Shimono reel... Never see that warning on a Revo...
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Old 10-18-09, 10:32 AM   #7
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It is a Shimono reel... Never see that warning on a Revo...

Or a Flooger or an ABU
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Old 10-18-09, 01:04 PM   #8
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If it is indeed lead in a reel, I would imagine it is part of a counterbalance to some revolving component. In that case, using the densest material would make sense.
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Old 10-18-09, 04:41 PM   #9
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That is a required statement on many on all types of fishing tackle that many manufacturers are required to put on their products even if there isn't any lead. I think it was the state of California that mandated this. The product might or might not have lead. I think Shimano has something about this on their web page somewhere.

I wouldn't waste another worry wart on this.
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Old 10-18-09, 05:03 PM   #10
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Either that, Islandbass, or the part of the reel California has a problem with is fun. We simply can not have any of that.
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Old 10-18-09, 08:50 PM   #11
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Hahah ,thats no kidding. If you dont have your fishing license saftey pinned to your left nipple and your shirt off while fishing you WILL get a ticket.
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I wonder if they offer a lifetime license available in a tattoo version?
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Old 10-18-09, 11:14 PM   #13
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Hey guys, I found it. I'm getting old, but somehow, my brain was able to access this from when I saw it quite a while ago. Too bad it doesn't work as well when I misplace something like my cell phone or keys. Doh!

http://www.shimano.com/publish/conte...0/Prop_65.html
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Old 10-19-09, 04:24 AM   #14
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I guess the lesson here, kiddies...is don't eat your rods and reels.
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What DOESNT cause cancer in this era?
I can go running,fall, and skin my knee and theres a chance that those destoryed skin cells can grow back ''mutated'' and become cancerous....

No thats not true.......I wouldnt go running.
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Old 10-19-09, 01:37 PM   #16
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WJ,

No kidding! When I heard that peanut butter was carcinogenic (don't think it's really true), I thought, if it really is carcinogenic, then I'm going to die happy eating it.
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That's okay...I imagine there are 25 lb bass everywhere in heaven.
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