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Restoration Hardware Metal Table; Image Courtesy of WJAR, http://turnto10.com/

Restoration Hardware has issued a recall for thousands of their Railroad Tie and Parsons Railroad Tie metal top dining tables. The recalled tables were sold at “Restoration Hardware outlets and online from March 2012 to Dec. 2016,” and the decision for the recall came after the company received “reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in two homes where a recalled table was present.” So far, 2,700 of the tables have been recalled over concerns of lead exposure, which many knows is toxic if ingested. Additionally, “over-exposure to lead can cause adverse health effects.”

So far, one of the incidents that lead to the recall occurred in Cranston, Rhode Island, while another occurred in Beverly Hills, California. No other reports have been submitted so far. For the time being, Restoration Hardware is advising consumers who have a table on the recall list to stop using the tables immediately. According to the company, consumers should “cover the tables and place the table out of the reach of children and contact Restoration Hardware to receive a free replacement table or a full refund.”

For consumers who don’t know, the Railroad Tie and Parsons Railroad Tie metal top dining tables are round or rectangular and have “thin sheets of zinc/dark gray color metal on the table tops.” To find out of you have a recalled table, simply check the item number “printed on a white sticker underneath the tabletop” and check it against the recalled item numbers in the chart below:

Restoration Hardware Table Recall List; Image Courtesy of The Consumerist, https://consumerist.com/
Restoration Hardware Table Recall List; Image Courtesy of The Consumerist, https://consumerist.com/

According to an article on the NBC New York website, if you or someone you know would like more information about the recall, contact Restoration Hardware toll-free at 888-728-8419 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.restorationhardware.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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