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Shelf go boom... Tempered Glass Explosion.
on January 13, 2016
Let me first say that this was purchased EXACTLY 3 years ago to this date. Over the past three years it has functioned as it should with no real issues. Tonight, with no warning or reasoning it shattered as if hit with an object into a couple hundred bits and blew up all over the room. I can say without a doubt there was no one touching, striking or near the shelf when it spontaneously exploded. Needless to say I hit the internet in hopes of dispelling my first thought of an angry visitor in my newly built home on a once existing Indian burial ground... Luckily, after I called a few Voodoo priests I had on speed dial I was able to find this is not rare or supernatural in nature. It appears that tempered glass can explode for no reason or provocation. I can assure you that I did not talk ugly to this shelf at any time nor did I tease it so there was no provocation involved. Needless to say the shelf did explode, it has been exactly three years since purchase and I am perfectly sober at this moment in time. I am writing this in the event anyone else has witnessed this type of craziness with tempered glass. I can assure you I will be staying away from glass shelves moving forward. On one positive note the TV and DVD player (less than 22lbs by far) was still standing strong even after the glass departed.