- A mother has described the moment her IKEA desk exploded like a gunshot
- Samantha Bailey heard the loud bang and ran upstairs to find a huge mess
- Ms Bailey refuted any ideas that the three-year-old desk broke under weight
- She is fearful that this spontaneous explosion will happen to someone else
A mother has described the horrifying moment her IKEA desk ‘spontaneously exploded like a gunshot’ in her home.
Samantha Bailey heard the loud bang before running up stairs to find a huge mess spread throughout her home around 9am.
‘It was raining glass all the way down the stairs, into the kitchen, the lounge room, into the furniture, it’s everywhere,’ she told A Current Affair.
A mother has described the moment her IKEA desk exploded (pictured) like a gunshot
Ms Bailey refuted any ideas that the three-year-old desk broke under the weight of the load on top of it, with her home printer placed on the floor.
While luckily her own 10-year-old was not using the desk at the time she said her fears are now for other mothers who have the product in their homes.
‘There are a lot of pieces that have split and sharded into a lot of pieces that, when it exploded, could have done a lot of damage.’
When Ms Bailey approached IKEA she was told that without proof of the purchase they could not offer any insight to her claim.
She was told the desk already had exceeded its own life expectancy which Ms Bailey said was not satisfactory.
‘I’m really fearful that this spontaneous explosion is going to cause a death.’
Another IKEA table which is in Ms Bailey’s son’s bedroom will be thrown out.
She is fearful that this spontaneous explosion will happen to someone else
Samantha Bailey (pictured) heard the loud bang and ran upstairs to find a huge mess
IKEA issued a statement saying complaints from customers were taken seriously, after Choice Magazine’s Tom Godfrey said IKEA needed to show more initiative when it comes to customer complaints and feedback.
‘Products at IKEA are designed and made of the highest quality and are subject to comprehensive safety checks,’ the statement included.
IKEA went on to say that although it was not common for their glass products to shatter it is still fragile.