Martha Stewart(‘s Exploding Tables) Could Kill You
5:41 pm, June 21st | by Amy Tennery
A local Colorado news station ran a story about a Martha Stewart Living glass patio table that apparently spontaneously exploded one day (this is according to the table’s owner — they didn’t actually get the explosion on camera, which would have been kind of awesome). What’s particularly troubling (and what Martha Stewart execs failed to acknowledge in a statement to the Fox affiliate who reported this thing) is that the exploding table problem isn’t an isolated incident.
In fact, “hundreds of people have filed complaints” regarding tablesplosions, according to Fox.
Here’s what Martha Stewart’s camp had to say:
“We take product safety very seriously. We provide the aesthetic design for beautiful products. Because we do not oversee the mechanical design, engineering or manufacturing of the products, we require all of our vendor partners to adopt and comply with product safety programs and reviews.”
Ummm, no offense, but maybe you’re not enforcing those “product safety programs” rigorously enough. Just a thought.