NOTICES: Materials and Health


Soft plastic lures have been manufactured and used by anglers for decades.  However, regulations about their use may require your attention. Grumpy Baits are manufactured with plastisol, a material containing small amounts of phthalates.  Phthalates are used used in various types of plastic consumer products:

  • Some shower curtains, furniture and automobile upholstery, garden hoses, floor tiles, and coverings on wires and cables.
  • Some rainwear and shoes.
  • Some lunchboxes, binders, and backpacks.
  • Some plastic food packaging materials.
  • Some medical devices and equipment, including some types of blood and intravenous solution bags, tubing for dialysis, feeding tubes, oxygen masks, and surgical gloves.

California law prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children’s toys and child care articles containing DEHP at levels greater than 0.1%. US law has a similar prohibition.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has establish a website to provide the public with information on chemicals, products and locations associated with Proposition 65 warnings. These warnings inform Californians about their exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Visit to help you learn about these chemicals and how you can reduce your exposure to them. New information will be added by the California government frequently.