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    Anyone seen this WARNING?

    Are you finding these warning labels on your catheter package or box? This is a new requirement of the Prop 65 law, and it's also why I don't use catheters made with DEHP/DINP. See why it's important here -- Call your medical supply provider to find out if your catheters have these chemicals in them! I'm glad to help as well.

    I would not put any "stock" in a "prop. 65" warning label. The law itself has really become just a tool for consumer attorneys to sue business.


      What's Going on in the Catheter World with DEHP?

      Since my Mitrofanoff procedure two years ago and being thrust back into cathing again after 33 years post, I wanted to update everyone one some of the recent events with catheters that have been making news.

      First off, I?m a Cure catheter user. After my surgery I was given about ten different choices and I decided Cure was the best for me. I?m not writing this to try to sway anyone to Cure, although I can help you get some free samples if you like, but I want to give you some education so you can make an informed decision before you place your next order.

      The most important thing that came out recently was the addition of warning labels about harmful chemicals (DEHP/DINP) in some catheter brands. These warning labels have begun showing up on some kinds of catheter boxes or packaging. A picture of two kinds are below ? these are the RUSCH catheters and the Coloplast Self-Cath catheters.

      Their warning labels are a new requirement of the Prop 65 law in California, and it's also why I?ve been telling everyone I know who use caths about it. According to the Proposition 65 Warning, research has determined that continual DEHP exposure may be related to the development of cancer, the reduction of testosterone and sterility in men, respiratory problems, and other issues such as birth defects.

      In Texas, apparently nobody knows about this yet and I want my friends to at least know what?s going on in case they want to make a switch.

      To see what?s coming down the pipeline and why it's important to know ? go to these sites:;; and

      Here?s an article about DEHP being used in medical equipment and how it could be harming babies because the chemical can be absorbed through the mouth and skin as it leeches out from the plastic - That?s why the FDA has banned DEHP from being used in children?s toys altogether.

      If it?s not good for babies, then why is it OK for us to have DEHP in the catheters we use several times a day?

      If you don?t know what?s in the catheters you use, call your medical supply provider to find out what chemicals are in them.
      If you?d like to try a free sample of Cure Catheters that aren?t made with DEHP/DINP or other Prop 65 chemicals, request them here:


        It is good information to have.

        Thanks for sharing.

        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


          The Abilities Expo just picked up the torch on this very issue.


            Just checked the package label on the Poiesis Duette catheter for indwelling, supra pubic stomas and there is no warning for Proposition 65 or DEHP/DINP.


              I respectfully disagree with SCI Nurse . . . i have experience in the Prop. 65 "listing" process and I can tell you it is not based on science or consumer health. The Agency who run the program, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is a bureaucratic nightmare and have done nothing to protect consumers.