Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Ear Cups can cause cancer?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by RapidWolf, Jan 8, 2019.

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  1. RapidWolf

    RapidWolf New Member

    Hello everyone .So today I bought Razer Kraken Tournament Edition and even though their sound, build materials are really I read that the Ear Cups can cause cancer.Is it true? Thank you.
     
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  2. TheFranubian

    TheFranubian Active Member

    Some Californian institution has found a possible correlation between a very specific type of plastic and an increase in cancer risk factors, I think they even made it illegal not to state that your product does not contain it.

    The only state or region worldwide that has done this so far is California so take it with a grain of salt, and even then the increase in probability is almost 0.
     
  3. RapidWolf

    RapidWolf New Member

    So I should be safe or is hould go and buy a different Headset?
     
  4. TheFranubian

    TheFranubian Active Member

    I wouldn't care about that warning; I am sure that most headsets will have the same component in their ear cups yet they don't notify you of it. And again, chances of contracting cancer just because of that is still pretty much a perfect 0.

    If it makes you feel safer though, the Kraken Tournament Edition's ear cups (and those found on the Nari) is actually cloth where your face meets the headset; so the plastic is actually around your face and not touching it directly.
     
  5. imReqi

    imReqi Well-Known Member

    To add another opinion, I also wouldn't be worried. I found this below on ca.gov and it may give you some additional insight. Razer doesn't like outside links, so you're welcome to search "Prop 65 chemicals known to cause cancer" for more information on what California is doing as well as the extensive list of known chemicals.

    What types of chemicals are on the Proposition 65 list?
    The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust.

    While we should be aware of chemicals and processes that can cause cancer, in my opinion, the labeling has become overkill and a bit unnecessary.
     
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