Toilets in Japan Burst into Flames

On at least three separate occasions last year, toilets made by Toto, Japan’s largest toilet manufacturer, have suddenly burst into flames.

No one was injured in the incidents, although having your toilet spontaneously combust must be somewhat disconcerting.

Company spokesperson Emi Tanaka helpfully explained that the fire would have been “just under your buttocks.” Nice to know.

At least 23 other toilets were reported to have smoke coming fron the seat.

The problem was apparently in the wiring of the toilet’s heated seats, a popular feature in Japan. The affected toilets belonged to the “Z series” line of luxury toilets, which cost up to $300.

Michael

via – The Japan Times

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