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Black & Decker - Exploding Glass

Black & Decker Toaster Oven Model TRO4075B - Complaint
Review by rockwellmarge on 2012-02-12
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NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT -- After toasting a frozen waffle, the glass door of my 6 month old toaster oven just exploded into thousands of pieces of broken glass. I didn't touch the glass or get it wet. It just spontaneously blew out. After looking up this product on the Internet, I saw that this has happened to many other people. This product should probably be recalled.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-02-12
Posted by Venice09 on 2012-02-12:
What's up with all this exploding glass? Isn't there a safer way to manufacture products with glass parts?
Posted by raven2010 on 2012-02-12:
OHHHH I think B&D has a one-year warranty. either way, I hope the OP lets the corporation know.

That is SCARY
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-12:
I suspect some moisture from the product touched the hot glass surface. Glass lacks ductility and glass used for high heat applications is tempered - repeated heating and cooling reduces the glass strength making it easier for it to eventually break. Those living in warmer climates have seen car windows that have spontaneously broken because of heat - same issue. A solution is glass ceramic which is used in aircraft, gas fireplace inserts etc, but is cost prohibitive. The good news like all tempered glass you are not subject to potentially dangerous shards... bad news is you are shopping for a new appliance.

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