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Restoration Hardware recalls 2,700 metal top dining tables

Consumer Product Safety Commission said items present risk of lead exposure to children

RH TableThis is one of the 14 different style tables Restoration Hardware is recalling due to the potential risk of lead exposure to children.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. – Restoration Hardware is recalling about 2,700 metal top dining tables due to the risk of lead exposure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday.

The voluntary recall, initiated as part of the CPSC’s Fast Track Program, includes 14 different tables that are part of Restoration Hardware’s Railroad Tie and Parson’s Railroad Tie collections.

The CPSC said the tables metal top can contain lead and a thus pose a risk of lead exposure to children. It noted that lead is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

Restoration Hardware has received reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in two homes that had a recalled table. One incident involving two children occurred in Cranston, R.I., and another also involving two children occurred in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The CPSC has advised consumers to stop using the recalled tables, cover them and put them out of reach of children. They should also contact Restoration Hardware for a free replacement table or a full refund. Restoration Hardware can be reached at 888-728-8419 or online at www.restorationhardware.com

The tables were made in India and were sold at Restoration Hardware Outlet stores nationwide and online at www.restorationhardware.com from March 2012 through December 2016 for between $750 and $2,600.

The tables are both round and rectangular with thin sheets of zinc/dark gray colored metal on the table tops. The item numbers are found on a white sticker underneath the table top.

A full list of the recalled tables is available at www.cpsc.gov under the product recall tab.

An attempt to reach Restoration Hardware for immediate comment was unsuccessful.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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