USGNN Original StoryGlass Tabletops Return to the Spotlight as ASTM Committee Meets
October 14, 2009

The danger posed by annealed glass tabletops is being revisited this week as the ASTM International Committee F15 on Consumer Products meets at the ASTM International Headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa. The Committee includes Subcommittee F15.42 on Furniture Safety and its working group on a New Specification for Consumer Safety for Glass Furniture. An ASTM representative told earlier this year that numerous negatives were returned on the proposed specification, and they are being addressed so that the ballot can move forward. (CLICK HERE to read a related March 2009™ report on this topic).

The topic remains in the forefront of consumer press as well, as indicated by this morning's special report on the Today Show on the danger of glass tabletops. CLICK HERE to watch the report. The report touched on the recent case of 5-year old Princess Pichardo, who survived after a glass tabletop broke and impaled her lung and liver (CLICK HERE for related story). The report also offered a demonstration of the safety differences between tempered and annealed glass.

CLICK HERE to read USGlass publisher Debra Levy's May 2009 editorial on this topic.

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