Joyous S'pore Steamboat Dinner Turns Into Nightmare When Tempered Glass Table "Explodes"

The furniture company has since offered to replace the tabletop.

Cover image via Stephanie Chu/Facebook

A Singaporean woman's recent story of her steamboat session went viral after she shared how it turned into a nightmare

On 19 January, Stephanie Chu shared that she and her friends were 30 minutes into their dinner when her tempered glass dining table shattered to pieces in her house.

This was how her table looked like before the incident:

And this is what it looked like after:

Aside from a ruined dinner and shattered table, Chu said that she and her guests were left injured with gashes and burns from the "explosion"

"We immediately called the ambulance and paramedics came down to rescue us. With all my guests injured, some with cuts bigger than the size of an eye. I myself was brought to [Ng Teng Fong General Hospital] for treatment of 2nd degree burns," she relayed.

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"It was supposed to be a joyous gathering between my friends. But it ended up being a traumatising experience," Chu expressed.

Chu relayed that she and her husband had just moved into their new home and had bought new furniture for CNY but were left speechless after the mess.

As the base of the table was still intact, Chu said that the furniture company has since offered to replace the damaged part with a brand new laminated tabletop

Although, she said she would have preferred for the company to have at least covered their medical bills and repair costs.

"I understand that there is a potential possibility of thermal stress that may occur on a tempered glass even though it is supposed to be tough, with 15mm of thickness," she noted.

"With no right or wrong answer to how much heat and duration will cause a tempered glass from shattering, we were unfortunate enough to experience this traumatic experience," she added while questioning the safety of the table.

Despite all that happened, Chu was thankful that it was not the actual CNY day where there could have been elderly people or children around who could have been seriously injured.

Her Facebook post has since been shared over 17,000 times. You can read about it here:

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