Some 7,000 pieces of furniture from North Carolina were recalled on April 7th, 2010 because the surface coating on the decorative wood chest and tables could contain excessive levels of lead in violation of the federal lead paint standard. Hammary Furniture is located in Lenoir, North Carolina. However, most of the products from Hammary Furniture are manufactured in the Philippines, Vietnam, and China.
The furniture was sold at all major department stores and also furniture retail stores from November 2001 through November 2009 for $200-$900. Furniture sold from April 2009 to the present will have a label that specifies the date of manufacture, the country of origin, the name Hammary Furniture and a product description. Any products that were manufactured before April 2009, will not have an identifiable marking on them.
There have not been any incidents or injuries reported yet, but if you feel you may have been injured as a result of exposure to lead-based paints in their products, check with our North Carolia lead paint injury attorneys by scheduling a free case evaluation. Purchasers of the furniture are asked to immediately stop using the furniture and to send them back to receive a free replacement.