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


Eames Desk Units and Eames Storage Units


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.

Brand Name:


Company Name:

MillerKnoll Inc.

Company Announcement:

October 6, 2022

Company Announcement


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.


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.


None reported

Sold At:

Herman Miller and Design Within Reach stores nationwide and online at, and other websites from October 2020 through March 2022 for between $800 and $4,000.


MillerKnoll Inc., formerly known as Herman Miller Inc., of Zeeland, Michigan

Manufactured In:

United States

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