Pyrex glassware has been a staple in American kitchens for more than a century. A significant component of the Pyrex brand is its advertised and perceived ability to withstand substantial temperature changes that occur during routine household use. However, numerous consumers have alleged that newer Pyrex glassware is made from an inferior and unsafe product that is prone to unexpectedly shattering, injuring consumers during regular use.
The original material used to make Pyrex glassware, borosilicate glass, could withstand a temperature of 333 degrees and endure rapid changes from high to low temperatures. In 1998, Pyrex parent company Corelle Brands stopped producing Pyrex glassware with borosilicate glass, switching to a less expensive and inferior product called soda lime glass.
Plaintiffs allege that when heated, Pyrex products manufactured from soda lime glass expand substantially more than Pyrex manufactured from borosilicate glass. This makes Pyrex products susceptible to abrupt and unexpected shattering under regular use, such as transferring the glassware from a hot oven to a room-temperature environment.
Corelle Brands and Corning Incorporated identified and seized upon an opportunity to exploit the Pyrex brand by replacing the original material used to make Pyrex glassware, concealed this change from consumers, and continue to inflate the prices for Pyrex products to reflect their claimed storage, heating, and serving capabilities.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of consumers have suffered injury and property damage caused by shattering Pyrex glassware.
Wexler Wallace is committed to pursuing claims against the manufacturer of this dangerous and defective product line. If you or a loved one have been injured by shattering Pyrex glassware, contact Wexler Wallace for a free case evaluation.