Jump to content

Glass fridge shelf just shattered!


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 nani*smumma

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

When we moved house 2 months ago we realised our old fridge didnt fit in the allocated spot (cupboards too low) so we reluctantly brought a new fridge. Old fridge was 6 years old, had plastic sheves and never had any issues.

Today when dh got home from work, he went to get a drink out of fridge and there was a shelf completely shattered in what seemed like a million pieces! We were completely shocked! All seemed normal earlier when i got dinner out of the fridge, and the only things on the shelf was a carton of eggs, some butter and a few cans of coke. We have a 3 year old and 4 year old but they were with me all arvo (not that they could of done anything, except maybe slam the fridge shut).

So has this happened to anyone before? Am i likely to get it covered under warranty as it is only 2 months old? Could it be faulty manufacturing or do we just accept it was somehow our fault?!

#2 April girl

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Doesn't sound like it was your fault. Ring the shop tomorrow and ask THEM to explain to you why it happened. I think you would be entitled to a new shelf at the very least.

#3 miajas

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

I once had the glass of an oven door literally explode just as I turned away from it, scared the crap out of me and we had only just purchased and installed, it was definitely covered under warranty and we were told that it happens quite often.

It should be covered under warranty and they will probably just replace the shelf.

#4 Coffeegirl

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

A good friend of ours had this happen to Every. Single. Shelf in her Samsung fridge.    They only bought the Samsung because it fit in the spot.   Samsung just kept replacing them




#5 nani*smumma

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

The new fridge is a westinghouse and we only had a choice of 2 that would fit.
So annoying as it took a lot to clean up and now im worried its going to happen again sad.gif

#6 aprilrain

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

I have a F &P fridge only with glass shelves had it for several years and I occassionally put hot dishes on a folded teatowel on them too. Probably also overloaded. Never a problem.

If they won't replace or try to charge you and it is a fairly common manufacturer, your local backyard whitegoods repair man probably has a shed full of fridge shelves. Mine has.

#7 Grant Me Wings

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

I previously worked in warranty for a company that has been named by a PP  closedeyes.gif

We regularly did shelf replacements. If you have no luck with the shop, try calling the manufacturer directly (obviously depends on the company) and they should be able to sort it out for you.



#8 yabbadabbadoo

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

This happened to a friend of mine the other night.  Just a random fridge shelf shattering for no reason.

#9 Tobias'smum

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

it happened so often for a friend that they gave her 4 extra shelves so they wouldn't have to come out all the time

#10 FeralAlpacaWarrior

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

Oh bugger, we are about to buy a new fridge. The brand has been mentioned by a PP, but it is the only fridge we like the look of that will fit in our fridge space.

#11 Guest_zeus359_*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

Are you talking about the shelves on the doors? If so, we have a samsung and lost all the shelves on the doors, and the bit that covers the fruit and vege bin. Also the 2 shelves in the freezer. None of those were glass though just plastic, the heavier safety glass shelves are still intact.  Drink fridge now.

We bought another Samsung (because it was the best we could afford in our price range) side by side fridge freezer, and its been fine. The door shelves are made of hardier plastic, and the shelves are made of safety glass.

#12 livvie7586

Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

QUOTE (lovealpacas @ 09/11/2012, 02:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh bugger, we are about to buy a new fridge. The brand has been mentioned by a PP, but it is the only fridge we like the look of that will fit in our fridge space.


as in the brand mentioned by the 4th PP?  if so ours is 2.5 years old and mum and dad's is 6 y/o, and they haven't had an issue (actually the majority of the appliances in our house are the same brand, and haven't had an issue)




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.