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Nelson and Lauki dressers and cabinets are being recalled by Herman Miller due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

Herman Miller and Design Within Reach Dressers Recalled Due to Tip-over Hazard

Herman Miller is recalling about 2,700 Nelson and Lauki dressers and cabinets in the United States and about 120 in Canada.

The recalled dressers and cabinets are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests don’t comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard ASTM F2057-19.

Herman Miller has received one report of a tip-over with no injuries or property damage. No other incidents have been reported.

This recall involves Herman Miller Nelson cabinets and dressers and Design Within Reach Lauki cabinets and dressers. Product numbers can be found on a label located inside an upper drawer. The Nelson cabinets are wood veneer and have two doors or three, four, five, or eight drawers. They were sold in oak, walnut, ash, and santos palisander, a brown. The Lauki dressers are wood veneer or lacquered MDF and have three or six drawers. They were sold in the following colors: oak, walnut, white, graphite, and glacier green.

Recalled Herman Miller Nelson cabinets

PRODUCT  #

PRODUCT NAME

DESCRIPTION

RETAIL PRICE

TE3400.E

Nelson Thin Edge Chest Cabinet

56 x 18.5 x 41
Cabinet, 5-Drawers with 1 right door

$7,800 - $16,000

TE3400.M

Nelson Thin Edge Chest Cabinet

56 x 18.5 x 41
Cabinet, 5-Drawers with 1 left door

$7,800 - $16,000

TE0204

Nelson Thin Edge Double Dresser

67 x 18.5 x 28.75
Cabinet, 8-Drawers

$6,800 - $14,000

TE2167.R

Nelson Thin Edge Buffet

67 x 18.5 x 28.75
Cabinet, 4-Drawers with 2 right doors

$8,000 - $16,000

TE2167.L

Nelson Thin Edge Buffet

67 x 18.5 x 28.75
Cabinet , 4-Drawers with 2 left doors

$8,000 - $16,000

TE2100.S

Nelson Thin Edge Chest

34 x 18.5 x 28.75
Cabinet, 4-Drawers

$4,800 - $10,000

TE2100.T

Nelson Thin Edge Chest

34 x 18.5 x 28.75
Cabinet, 3-Drawers

$4,600 - $9,800

TE2134

Nelson Thin Edge Cabinet

34 x 18.5 x 28.75
Cabinet with 2 doors

$3,800 - $9,000

BC3440.L

Nelson Basic Cabinet Series 34 x 40

40 x 18.5 x 39.5
Cabinet, 5-Drawers with door

$2,815 

BC3440.M

Nelson Basic Cabinet Series 34 x 40

40 x 18.5 x 39.5
Cabinet, 2-Drawers over 2 doors

$2,600

Recalled Lauki dressers

PRODUCT  #

PRODUCT NAME

DESCRIPTION

100144158

Lauki 32”

Three Drawer Dresser Glacier Grey

100144157  

Lauki 32 “

Three Drawer Dresser - Graphite

100144156  

Lauki 32 “

Three Drawer Dresser - White

10006123  

Lauki 47 “

Wide Dresser – White

100144127  

Lauki 47 “

Six Drawer Dresser - Glacier Grey

10008841  

Lauki 47 “

Six Drawer Dresser - 47" – Graphite

10001064  

Lauki 47 “

Six Drawer Dresser – Oak  (DISC)

10008840  

Lauki 47 “

Six Drawer Dresser – Walnut  (DISC)

100144161  

Lauki 60 “

Six Drawer Dresser - Glacier Grey

100144160  

Lauki 60 “

Six Drawer Dresser – Graphite

100144159  

Lauki 60 “

Six Drawer Dresser – White

The Nelson units were sold at the Herman Miller New York store, Design Within Reach stores nationwide, online at hermanmiller.com and dwr.com, and through wholesale dealers.  Lauki units were sold at Design Within Reach stores nationwide and online at dwr.com.  All of the products were sold from September 2010 through January 2020 for between $2,600 and $16,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using this or any recalled chest or cabinet if not properly anchored to the wall, place it in an area that children can’t access it, and contact Herman Miller to receive a full refund with free pick-up of the chest, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. The remedy may be delayed due to covid-19 restrictions. Herman Miller is contacting all known purchasers directly.

For more information, email recall_info@hermanmiller.com, or go online at www.hermanmiller.com and click on “Nelson Product Recall” at the bottom of the home page or visit https://www.hermanmiller.com/customer-service/recalls/nelson-dresser-cabinet-and-buffet-recall/. For Design Within Reach Lauki products, go to www.dwr.com and click on “Lauki Recall” at the bottom of the home page or visit https://www.dwr.com/recall-lauki?lang=en_US, or contact Herman Miller at 800-338-2107 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a refund with free pick-up.

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