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Design Within Reach recalls furniture made with lead paint

Government officials found lead levels that exceeded federal standards

Design Within Reach Arc Collection Furniture
Photo source: CPSC
Design Within Reach is recalling approximately 200 of its Arc Collection Furniture products that do not meet the standard of the federal lead paint ban.

The surface paint used on the furniture reportedly contains lead levels that exceed federal limits, and exposure to it could lead to lead poisoning. The recall notice notes that lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can lead to adverse health effects. However, no incidents or injuries have been reported thus far.

The full list of products -- with information on the product name, color, and SKU codes -- can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website here.

What to do

Consumers who own any of the recalled furniture pieces are advised to stop using them immediately and contact Design Within Reach for return instructions and a full refund. 

For more information, customers can call Design Within Reach at 800-338-2107 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. The company can also be contacted by email at recall_info@hermanmiller.com or online via its website.

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