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Better Homes and Gardens Palm Valley outdoor wicker dining set sold by Walmart Corporation
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Furniture
Tables (Excl. Baby Changing Tables, Billiard or Pool Tables (4057)
Walmart Stores Inc.    
Better Homes and Gardens
Palm Valley Outdoor wicker dining furniture.
7/1/2007  
 
Walmart
Connecticut
7/1/2007
I had washed the deck (using the hose and water) under my Better Homes and Gardens glass top dining table. About 4 minutes later while I was standing on the deck the glass table top exploded. It DID NOT break into a million pieces and fall on the ground- it EXPLODED and sent projectiles of glass up into the air landing up to 21 feet from the table. I was hit on the neck, arms, legs and feet with pieces of glass hard enough that the skin was ripped open and bleeding. I had four small pieces of glass sticking out of me. I was looking at the ground when this happened and glass ended up in my hair. (if I had been looking up it may have ended up in my eyes)Glass was embedded in the back of the seat cushions. The glass did not hit the ground and then bounce since I was looking at the ground and well aware of something hitting me before it hit the ground, it EXPLODED!!! About 6 years ago I purchased 5 of these sets. 4 were by the swimming pool and one was on a covered deck of the house. Two years ago one by the swimming pool suffered a similar fate however no one was near it when it broke and none of us saw the explosion (we heard it) and again glass was found 20 feet from the table in places that were too high for it to have bounced. This set was sold by Walmart under the Better Homes and Garden label. It is "outdoor" wicker dining sets with glass top tables.
7/14/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
Self
Female
52 years
Yes
No
No
I have been trying to get someone from Walmart on the phone about this and this does not seem to be possible!!!!!! On hold for 30 minutes, 45 minutes etc.
No
Yes
Comment from Better Homes and Gardens 7/31/2012
We are sorry to hear about this customer's experience. Her report has been forwarded to the appropriate groups and departments for further investigation and resolution.

Comment from Walmart Stores Inc. 7/11/2013
Walmart cannot identify this product based on the information provided. Please contact the Walmart Customer Service Hotline at 1.800.925.6278

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