B&Q promise full investigation on exploding paint

Marion Campbell of Sky Edge Avenue,and her exploding paint container
Marion Campbell of Sky Edge Avenue,and her exploding paint container
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DIY giant B&Q has moved to allay fears after a Sheffield woman was injured when a tin of paint bought from a city store exploded in her home.

Pensioner Marion Cambell bought the large plastic tub of magnolia emulsion from B&Q on Queens Road, Sheffield.

She took it home to Skye Edge and left it in her living room overnight planning to redecorate the room the following morning.

But in the middle of the night she was woken by a loud bang.

When the 67-year-old went to investigate she slipped on a large puddle of emulsion, injuring her back and bruising her arms and legs.

It then took her a full day to clean up the mess.

Now B&Q has pledged to carry out a detailed investigation to determine why the tub of paint exploded.

In the meantime they have moved to reassure people that the incident was extremely uncommon.

A spokesman for the company said: “We would like to reassure our customers that we take matters like this extremely seriously when it comes to the safety of any of our products.

“This is an isolated complaint and our team in Quality Assurance has requested the paint tub back from the customer to test and determine what happened.

“In the meantime we will be in close contact with our customer to ensure that she does not suffer any further distress or inconvenience and that the matter can be resolved to her satisfaction as quickly as possible.”