Martha Stewart’s line of glass top patio table are attractive, tasteful, and apparently explosive. In Colorado, Nancy Passarella and her family were celebrating Father’s Day when they say that the table suddenly exploded — sending glass flying everywhere.
Truth be known, I have been critical of Martha Stewart after I discovered the hidden and ugly truth of her salmon roses.
Notably, after first posting this story, my father-in-law Martin Henschel told me that he had a Martha Stewart patio table and one day he came home and found that it had spontaneously exploded.
Two individuals, however, in this case were cut by glass from the table bought from K-Mart in 2008 or 2009. It appears that hundreds of people have been injured by the tables and a class action has been filed from product liability.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia released a statement:
“We take product safety very seriously. We provide the aesthetic design for beautiful products. Because we do not oversee the mechanical design, engineering or manufacturing of the products, we require all of our vendor partners to adopt and comply with product safety programs and reviews. If customers have any questions about these particular tables, they should contact Kmart customer relations at 866-562-7848.”
This aesthetic design for beautiful product may have a future with the Pentagon. We need only offer a cave over for the Taliban with a design by Martha Stewart. If we are lucky, the Taliban leadership will meet around the patio table.