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Garden table just shattered into thousands of pieces - should that happen?

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minxthemanx Sun 01-Jun-14 20:08:27

Bought a table and chairs from Tesco last summer (same ones still on sale, called Seville). Really pleased with them. The table is big and solid, the top made from a dark glass. This afternoon I was mowing the lawn and a TINY stone pinged up and hit the table. The entire lots shattered into miniscule fragments all over the lawn. I've spent hours clearing it up - we have pets as well as the DC - and have tried to block off the area where there may be any shards left. Does this sound acceptable? Surely something used by a family should be made from toughened/safety glass? Cannot believe that one small stone would shatter an entire table - thank God the kids weren't there. I'm going to talk to Tesco tomorrow, but wondered if anyone had any thoughts.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 01-Jun-14 20:17:36

It sounds as though it was safety glass. It's kept together by a coating (the same as your oven door) but once the coating is chipped, it shatters into loads of pieces. It sounds as though it wasn't a manufacturing/Tesco's fault, the tiny stone broke the coating.

Hope this helps.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 01-Jun-14 20:18:37

see here

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 01-Jun-14 20:36:19

and here It wasn't a fault in the glass, it happens quite a bit and was probably because it was hit with a pebble. I'd go for wood next time.


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 01-Jun-14 20:40:20

We shattered our conservatory door doing exactly the same.

JKSLtd Sun 01-Jun-14 20:44:40

PIL went away for a weekend, came home to a shattered glass topped table in the garden. They had no idea how it happened, no mowing or anything going on. Jus tone of those mysteries - at least you know what happened to yours.

They've gone for a cast iron type thing now.
Our glass one (bought at the same time) is still going strong.

For finding bits - try taking a torch out at dusk, or getting low down in sunlight to look for reflections.

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