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IKEA's Glasholm glass top desk; Article # 602.214.71

Product URL: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60221471/
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Furniture
Desks, Chests, Bureaus or Buffets (604)
IKEA North America Services, LLC    
IKEA
Glasholm
 
 
Ikea
Unspecified
IKEA's Glasholm glass top desk exploded on top of me, hurting me, breaking several items that were on top of the desk and damaging nearby items in the room.

I was sitting in front of the desk – not touching it - when it shattered on top of me into thousands of pieces of glass, which sliced open my hands and feet. Also, the temperature was set at 72 degrees, so it wasn’t a result of it getting too cold or hot.

The impact of the exploding glass was so strong that it broke pieces of crown molding off the walls in our new construction home. It also damaged nearby filing cabinets.

While my injuries hurt, I am lucky that they weren’t worse. I am most thankful that my 5-month old daughter wasn’t in the room with me, as she would have been injured as well.

According to IKEA, the glass top desk is made of tempered glass that is known to sometimes "spontaneously explode."

IKEA has reimbursed me for the cost of the desk, but it hasn't taken responsibility for anything else. I've had a pending insurance claim with Liberty Mutual - IKEA's insurance provider - for two years now. According to them, they're still waiting on a technical report from IKEA on possible product defects.
7/10/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
Self
Female
31 years
No
No
No
IKEA has reimbursed me for the cost of the desk, but it hasn't taken responsibility for anything else. I've had a pending insurance claim with Liberty Mutual for two years now. They say they're still waiting on a technical report from IKEA.
Yes
N/A
Comment from IKEA North America Services, LLC 7/28/2017
Thank you for the information. We understand that you have contacted IKEA previously. Someone from the IKEA Claims Dept. or Liberty Mutual will contact you shortly in regards to this claim.

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