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MillerKnoll Recalls Desk and Storage Units Due to Violation of the Federal Lead Paint Ban; Lead Poisoning Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • Recalled Eames Desk Unit with tan panel
  • Recalled Eames Storage Unit (tan panel location)
  • Recalled Eames Storage Units
  • Recalled Eames Storage Unit
  • Recalled Eames Storage Unit
  • Recalled Eames Desk Unit
  • Recalled Desk Unit Product Number Label Location
  • Example of Product Number Label for Recalled Desk and Storage Units
Name of Product:
Eames Desk Units and Eames Storage Units
Hazard:

The surface paint on the tan side panels of the desks and storage units contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a lead poisoning hazard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Remedy:
Refund
Repair
Recall Date:
October 06, 2022
Units:

About 700

Consumer Contact

MillerKnoll at 800-338-2107 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall_info@hermanmiller.com, or online at https://www.hermanmiller.com/customer-service/recalls/eames-desks-and-storage-units or www.hermanmiller.com  and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Eames Storage Units (ESU) and Eames Desk Units (EDU). The units are made from wood and steel joined with metal fasteners. They were sold in two color schemes: natural color that includes tan, gray, white and black panels; and multicolor that includes tan, white, black, red, yellow and blue panels. The product number is printed on the label located on the bottom surface of the bottom panel, rear left of the Eames Storage Units (ESU) and Eames Desk Units (EDU) beneath the black Herman Miller medallion.  The SKU number may appear on consumers’ product order confirmation.  The violative tan panel is utilized in the following desks and storage units.

 

Recalled Eames Storage/Desk Units Product Number

SKU Number

Tan Panel Description

ESU150.ZCNC

294867

(1 high, 1 wide, zinc base, natural color)

ESU150.BUNC 

100074719

(1 high, 1 wide, black base, natural color)

ESU100.ZCNC

281409

(1 high, 2 wide, zinc base, natural color)

ESU100.BUNC 

9046102

(1 high, 2 wide, black base, natural color)

ESU100.ZCW9 

194907

(1 high, 2 wide, zinc base, multicolor)

ESU100.BUW9 

100074720

(1 high, 2 wide, black base, multicolor)

ESU201.ZCNC 

294874

(2 wide, 2 high, zinc base, natural color)

ESU201.ZCW9 

100061150

(2 wide, 2 high, zinc base, multicolor)

ESU201.BUNC 

100074335

(2 wide, 2 high, black base, natural color)

ESU201.BUW9 

100074551

(2 wide, 2 high, black base, multicolor)

ESU230.ZCNC  

194891

(2 wide, 2 high, doors, zinc base, natural color)

ESU230.ZCW9  

277310

(2 wide, 2 high, doors, zinc base, multicolor)

ESU230.BUNC 

9046157

(2 wide, 2 high, doors, black base, natural color)

ESU230.BUW9  

100074331

(2 wide, 2 high, doors, black base, multicolor)

ESU420.ZCNC  

194877

(2 wide, 4 high, zinc base, natural color)

ESU420.ZCW9  

100158166

(2 wide, 4 high, zinc base, multicolor)

ESU420.BU.NC  

100159933

(2 wide, 4 high, black base, natural color)

ESU420.BU.W9  

10074559

(2 wide, 4 high, black base, multicolor)

EDU10.ZC.NC 

100074538

(open storage, zinc frame, natural color)

EDU10.BU.NC 

100074316

(open storage, black frame, natural color)

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled desks and storage units immediately. Contact MillerKnoll for either a full refund and free pickup of the desks and storage units, or to receive a free repair kit that includes a replacement panel requiring a screwdriver and a needle nose plier for consumers to install. MillerKnoll is contacting all purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Herman Miller and Design Within Reach stores nationwide and online at store.hermanmiller.com, dwr.com and other websites from October 2020 through March 2022 for between $800 and $4,000.
Distributor(s):
MillerKnoll Inc., formerly known as Herman Miller Inc., of Zeeland, Michigan
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
23-701
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