|July 5, 2001
CPSC, Neiman Marcus Announce Recall of Plantation Furniture, Antique Mirror
PRODUCT: Furniture - Neiman Marcus, of Chesnut Hill, Mass., is voluntarily recalling approximately 49 furniture items. The recall involves: twin plantation bed headboards, queen plantation bed headboards, plantation nightstands and antique tin mirrors. The furniture was sold through Neiman Marcus and Horchow catalogues from May 1998 through May 2001.
PROBLEM: The furniture could be painted with lead-containing paint. Ingestion of lead from deteriorating paint is a major source of lead poisoning for children 6 years old and under.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should call Neiman Marcus at 800-888-4757 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. CT Friday to arrange for free pick-up and a full refund.
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