Glass shower door suddenly explodes
October 21, 2009

Federal law requires companies to install tempered safety glass in bathrooms, patio doors, automobiles and skylights. But WTAE Channel 4's Boston affiliate station, WCVB, reported that even a nick tinier than a grain of sand can cause the panes to suddenly shatter.

"The house shook and we heard just crashing noises," said Jennifer Day after the glass door installed just three years ago in her shower exploded inexplicably.

"You could tell it didn't just break and fall," Day said. "It literally exploded for no apparent reason."

Luckily, no one was hurt, but the family was stunned, according to an Oct. 20 report.

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