Regardless that glass tables are modern and trendy, movie star designer Nate Berkus has banned them from his house. Why? His 18-month-old daughter, Poppy, was concerned in a surprising incident the place the floor on their household espresso desk shattered.
“[She] picked up a bowl and smashed it via the glass espresso desk that was in our master suite that we have had for years,” Berkus instructed POPSUGAR. Fortunately, Poppy was not damage, however now Berkus needs to warn others concerning the potential risks of those surfaces — particularly since he realizes most individuals (together with himself!) do not realize how simply this materials can shatter.
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“I didn’t suppose it was a security hazard!” Berkus says. “I assumed, we’ve earthquake straps, we’ve snaps on each cupboard, we do not have something breakable low; I simply did not consider the tabletop.” Nonetheless, POPSUGAR reviews that it takes surprisingly little pressure to interrupt this materials, as tempered glass is liable to a sort of exploding impact.
However it’s not simply Berkus who’s unaware of a few of the risks lurking of their house. The New York Occasions reported a United States Shopper Product Security Fee examine that discovered 143,070 kids aged 5 and beneath needed to go to the emergency room in 2009 after desk accidents. These kids suffered from lacerations, contusions, and worse. And naturally IKEA recalled their MALM Dresser after it was linked to seven kids’s deaths.
Apart from watching out for glass surfaces, it is all the time good to Google the furnishings you personal to verify it is not related to any recollects or reviews of damage.