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Old 08-30-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Glass Vanity Sink in 2014 378XL Exploded

Walked into our Georgetown motor home and could not figure out what was all over the floor, looked like pale blue crystals. The round glass vanity sink had exploded! There was glass thrown in the bedroom, hall & kitchen. Was in it yesterday & it was intact. Could find nothing that may have fallen on it. It was quite warm in Central Illinois yesterday but we had left our 3 roof vents opened to allow the heat to escape. Are these sinks residential or RV? Don't think we want to put in another glass bowl like this one. If we had been in there when this happened someone could have been very badly hurt! Has there been a recall n these sinks?
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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Wow that is shocking. We have a 2015 with three of these sinks. During storage in FL, temps have gotten well over 100 degrees in our Georgetown. I thought I had read at some point they had a bad batch of these sinks. We'll see but man what a mess. Sorry this happened to you.
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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Consumer Reports has several articles and YouTube videos on exploding vessel sinks. Not just an RV issue. From NBC:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigat...219472811.html
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for your response. Interesting! Just very thankful no one was hurt especially a small child!
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:06 AM   #5
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Consumer Reports has several articles and YouTube videos on exploding vessel sinks. Not just an RV issue. From NBC:

Consumers Report Tempered Glass Sinks Exploding Without Warning | NBC Chicago
Wow I am glade we have regular old stainless steel sinks in our unit
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:22 AM   #6
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It's tempered glass. No one would have been hurt. That's the point of tempered glass.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:25 PM   #7
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The reason is probably nickel sulfate impurities in the glass that lead to spontaneous breakage. It is a material defect in the glass. If you would have been in the unit, you would not have gotten hurt but the noise would have scared the heck out of you!
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A-HA! You left hand soap there! No warranty for YOU!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:25 PM   #9
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Chinese sinks will explode over 65 mph.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:00 PM   #10
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It's tempered glass. No one would have been hurt. That's the point of tempered glass.
... as you pluck chards of glass from your eyes...
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