Date
23 June 2017
Wang's lips were injured and a tooth was damaged in the explosion of an IKEA drinking glass. She received four stitches to her lips. Photos: sina.com
Wang's lips were injured and a tooth was damaged in the explosion of an IKEA drinking glass. She received four stitches to her lips. Photos: sina.com

Beijing woman injured by exploding IKEA drinking glass

A Beijing woman suffered injuries after a drinking glass exploded in her face.

The woman, surnamed Wang, said she bought the Stelna glass from an IKEA store in Beijing’s Xihongmen district about a year ago, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Wang said the glass suddenly broke apart as she was about to drink warm water from it on the morning of May 20.

Her lips were injured and a tooth was damaged in the explosion.

Wang went to a hospital and received four stitches to her lips. She has asked IKEA to investigate.

In a statement, the furniture giant said it was deeply concerned about Wang’s case.

It said it will make proper compensation and recall the relevant product if the investigation finds any quality issues. 

In April 2016, a Beijing resident surnamed Wu had a glass bought from IKEA break in the middle of the night. There were no injuries.

An IKEA spokesperson said tempered glass can break several hours or days later after impact.

In 2013, IKEA asked customers who had bought its Lyda jumbo cup to stop using it and bring it back for a full refund after dozens of reports that the cups could break when hot liquid is poured in, sina.com.cn reports.

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