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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/5/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Federal Lead Paint Ban Violation Results in the Recall of Desks and Storage Units
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides furniture and consumer product testing services to identify lead and other regulated substances to protect consumers and to help companies avoid costly product recalls.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, January 5, 2023 

October 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of hundreds of desks and storage units and that were sold from October of 2020 through March of 2022. 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.

The furniture was produced in the United States by a company based in Michigan that manufactures and sells office furniture and home furnishings. The products were sold online and through stores nationwide. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled desks and storage units and to contact the company for a full refund and free pickup of the furniture, or to receive a free replacement panel for the part of the furniture that has the paint that contains lead.

“It’s important that people are not exposed to elevated levels of lead as it can affect nearly every system in the human body, and this is especially true for children,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “The existing regulations to prevent needless exposure to lead in products has resulted in numerous product recalls this year, especially involving products from overseas. EMSL Analytical, with laboratories across the United States and Canada, is here to help manufacturers, importers, distributors and others with product testing services for lead and other regulated substances. These services protect consumers and help companies avoid the high costs and damaging public relations associated with product recalls.”   

To learn more about lead or other consumer product, material, environmental, health or safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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