Shattered glass: More than 140 new incidents reported

Date: 9 September 2011
In the past several months, Consumer Reports has obtained 145 new reports of glass bakeware unexpectedly shattering, bringing to more than 300 the number of incidents we’ve reviewed.

Among all of those cases, we found 60 reports of injuries, including cuts and burns. The new reports came mostly from readers sending in e-mails about incidents, following our article on glass bakeware in the January 2011 issue of Consumer Reports magazine. We also found an additional 24 reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s new website,

The new cases we analyzed show that consumers continue to face instances of unexpected shattering with glass baking dishes, most occurring while being heated in the oven. The latest reports also include incidents involving eight glass bowls and seven measuring cups.

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