Design Within Reach Recalls Furniture Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban

by Lauren Leazenby
Black circular metal chair on a white background.

Design Within Reach is recalling about 200 pieces of furniture in the Arc Collection due to high lead levels in the products’ surface paint. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to stop using the recalled barstools, chairs and tables immediately.

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According to the Oct. 28 recall alert, the surface paint on the furniture pieces contains levels of lead that exceed amounts allowed under the federal lead paint ban. This poses a risk of lead poisoning. The CPSC says lead is toxic if ingested by young children, and it can cause adverse health effects.

Design Within Reach of Stamford, Conn., has not received reports of injuries related to this recall.

This recall involves chairs, barstools and tables in the Arc Collection of furniture. To check if your piece falls under this recall, check the white label on the product against this list of affected stock keeping unit, or SKU, codes.

The pieces were manufactured in Mexico and sold at Design Within Reach studios and outlets nationwide, as well as online at and between April 2021 and July 2021 for $270 to $500.

If you own a recalled piece, you should stop using it and contact Design Within Reach for instructions on how to return the product to receive a full refund. The company is contacting all known purchasers directly.

If you haven’t been contacted by a representative, call Design Within Reach at 800-338-2107 or email If you email the company, make sure to include the identifying information as listed on the recall page on the company’s website. For more consumer product safety information, go to

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