By Jinsol Lee
(INTHENEWS) Seoul, Korea ㅣIn response to an accident in which a tempered glass-door cabinet (DETOLF) sold by furniture company IKEA exploded in Korea, IKEA Korea responded that there was no problem, saying, “It’s a product that’s been inspected for safety and it’s not sharp even if the tempered glass breaks.”
Regarding the official response from Ikea, Mr. Kim (the victim of the accident) said, “I was totally shocked. It is ridiculous. I couldn’t understand how they could react like that. “
Ikea Korea repeatedly said, “all products are subject to quality control and safety supervision before launch. Glass products have passed tests by Ikea, suppliers, and third-party independent agencies.”
Ikea Korea also added that tempered glass may break depending on its properties, but emphasized that it is not dangerous and if the tempered glass is broken, it is not a sharp fragment, but it is rarely sharp.
Mr. Kim responded, “If the glass powder and pieces were splashed in front of your eyes, is it safe just because they’re not sharp? that is not the way the big company dealt with the consumer-related issue like that.”