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IKEA Glass Table Injury Lawsuit

IKEA Glass Table Injury Lawsuit

People all over the U.S. are reporting that their IKEA glass tables have shattered spontaneously, sometimes when no one was around.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting IKEA glass tables induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Ikea Glass Tables Shatter Spontaneously

One of the most recent incidents happened to a family in Ohio — an IKEA Glasholm glass-top desk “exploded” in a teenage boy’s bedroom. According to his mother, Holly Burns:

“I was cooking dinner, when I heard a big sound like a big boom, and my first thought was a tree had fallen into the house, that’s how loud it was.”

Over 12+ Complaints of Exploding IKEA Glass Tables

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received more than a dozen complaints about IKEA glass tables and desks exploding or shattering without warnings.

Several victims have posted videos of the aftermath on YouTube. In another incident in the U.K., a 25 year-old woman heard a “massive bang…like a gunshot” when her IKEA Salmi table spontaneously exploded as her toddler son played nearby.

What is the problem?

IKEA said their glass tables are “tested rigorously to meet the highest standards,” but admitted that the tempered glass may not be durable:

“Over time, small knocks and fractures can affect the durability of tempered glass. We understand the experience of the glass breaking can be distressing. However tempered glass is designed to shatter to minimize risk of injury.”

Spontaneous Glass Explosions

Tempered glass shatters very dramatically. Traditional “plate glass” breaks into large, sharp pieces. Tempered glass is less likely to cut people compared to plate glass because the broken pieces are round.

Spontaneous glass explosions occur when tempered glass breaks without any apparent reason. The most common causes are:

  • Minor damage, such as chipped edges that develop into larger breaks
  • Bending of the glass in the frame, causing stresses to develop as the glass expands and contracts due to temperature changes, or window deflection due to wind
  • Internal defects in the glass such as nickel sulfide inclusions
  • Thermal stresses in the glass (excessive hot or cold temperatures)
  • Inadequate glass thickness to resist weight of objects or wind

Do I have an IKEA Glass Table Injury Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting IKEA glass tables induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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