Consumer product recall

RH Vintage Steel Play Chairs and Stools in Distressed Red paint recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
August 30, 2019
Posting date:
August 30, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2020-06-11


  • Product: RH Vintage Steel Play Chairs and Stools in Distressed Red paint.
  • Issue: The recalled chairs and stools contain lead in excess of allowable limit.
  • What to do: Consumers should stop using the chairs and stools and return them to Restoration Hardware for a refund of the purchase price.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and RH US, LLC.

Affected products

RH Vintage Steel Play Chairs and Stools in Distressed Red paint

Product description

This recall involves RH Vintage Steel play chairs and stools in distressed red paint sold under the following names:

  • Play Chair
  • Play Stool
  • Step Stool
  • Tall Play Chair
  • Tall Play Stool 

"Made in India" and one of the following SKU numbers are printed on a green label located under the chair seat or stool step:

  • 103481DRED
  • 103521DRED
  • 103522DRED
  • 103480DRED
  • 111081 DRED

Hazard identified

These chairs and stools contain lead in excess of allowable limits, posing a risk of lead exposure to children. 

Lead is toxic if ingested, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. Since lead builds up in the body, ongoing exposure to even very small amounts of lead can result in large amounts of lead being present in the body.

For more information on the risks and symptoms, visit the Government of Canada's website pages Reduce your exposure to lead and Lead Information Package - Some Commonly Asked Questions About Lead and Human Health.

As of August 26, 2019, the company has received no reports or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 182 units of the recalled chairs and stools were sold in Canada, and approximately 3,041 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold exclusively by RH, either online or in RH stores and outlets, from October 2012 to May 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.


Corte Madera

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and stools and contact RH US, LLC to return the product for a full refund of the purchase price.

For more information, consumers can contact the company by telephone toll-free at 1-800-816-0969 Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, by email or online

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.