Had to add this to this thread.
This morning, my TV stand exploded too.
HOWEVER! My stand design is different whereby it has a rear bracket so you can attach the TV to it.
This means the TV isn't resting on the stand. I don't think it's the weight, I think heat is causing it.
Anyway, this is what happend!
I had just woken up and we all heard a strange noise as if someone had emptied a box of lego onto the floor.
There was no bang or crash. I went down stairs to see that in our living room top part of our glass TV stand had smashed.
At first I thought some thing might have dropped on it, but it became apparent that there is nothing anywhere near it and all logical explanation was out the window.
The glass had spread outwards in big chunks.
I've taken photos and videos as I could still here the glass pinging and cracking for about 30 minutes after.
My only possible explanation is that the night before I had stayed up quite late and for the first time, put the heating on because the
cold nights were coming in. It got a bit hot so I turned it off and went to bed.
Could it be that the heat (having not been around for so long) then followed by the cold in the morning caused the glass to expand and contract too quickly?
I know, without a shadow of a doubt that nothing was dropped or smashed onto it.
It happened today so I'm going to find out manufacturer too and do the same thing.
If anyone wants to see the photos and videos then I'll stick them on here.
Until then, I'll save myself some time and keep them for the insurance company.
(Not sure how I explain it to them without sounding odd)
Anyway, yes, I was also thankful that none of the kids were near it!
That might have been a scary result.