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I bought a container of Gillette shaving foam and it exploded. The explosion completely ruined my bathroom and cost me thousands of dollars in repairs.

The representative of Gillette who was handling my case very politely told me to go to ***. Fortunately I made pictures of the damage it caused to my home. The only lucky thing is that nobody of my family was in the bathroom at the time of the explosion.

Pieces of glass from the mirror and metal went straight through the door and the ceiling so you can imagine the force of the explosion, it was like a virtual bomb. The fact that they don't even have the decency to apologize for this really is beyond me.

Monetary Loss: $30.

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Same thing happened with me today early morning, scary it is, Gillette products are bad or it happens with such mixture of chemical used for shaving foam, i unable to understand and if so, why FDA allows them to manufacture such products in the first place?? I hope some higher authority will take action against this company for making such low quality products!!! sad gillette company despite you are known brand world wide.


Same with me...Gillette shaving form exploded like hellDate-23/6/2018Please dont use this producr if you want your family safe.

to Anonymous #1561495

Agreed, same experience i am having!!!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia #1290355

Same with me

Surat, Gujarat, India #1222346

i m from india...same thing happen with me.


Are you sure it was actual Gillette and not a fake counterfeit?


It has happened twice to me in the same Gillette brand of shaving foam. It is very dangerous and I do not recommend these foam containers to anybody.


I believe you since just happened to use. Bottom crimp failed & went off like a rocket.


I'm from India same *** happened today in my bathroom bloody gillete.

Mountain View, California, United States #970649

Today I also noticed a Gilette can that had spontaneously started to leak foam, when I removed the plastic cap I noticed that severe rust had developed beneath it, even though I hadn't bought it that long ago. Never had this happen before.

Padua, Veneto, Italy #921591

I am from Italy. Entering into the bathroom I found shaving foams popped out of the can. I didn't know if it exploded or leaked, but it seemed quite strange.


Same explosioin in my house today


Can exploded in my shower stall also. Completely scored one of the tiles beyond repair and put two deep grooves in the ceiling tiles.

Scared the life out of my wife who was in the bathroom when it happened.

Gillete said they would pay for repairs but I have to find repair people, get estimates, be home to get these estimates and then be home for the repairs. Not sure I won't have leaks when the work is done so I have hesitated to get involved with it, even though my bathroom will never look the same.


To be honest with you, I'm not really sure that Gillette can be completely held accountable. Think about the amount of time that particular container was in shipment.

From the manufacturer, to the distributors, to the stores, and there's no telling what's happened to that bottle in between. The contents remain under pressure, and given several factors, such as heat, humidity, physical pressure, being banged up along the way to the final store it will rest in, I somewhat doubt that Gillette will truly hold themselves accountable.

to Anon Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States #1207566

All of that should and is taken into consideration , so if the seams aren't strong enough they need to be strengthened.


You should thank Gillette for destroying that ugly old mirror.


Wow, that's pretty scary, huh? One question though - I can't really see thousands of dollars worth of damage.

What happened besides the mirror?

I'm dying to know what the company will do with the pics - I hope you get the outcome you desire. I have a feeling you are trying to use this to fix your tired bathroom which needed a remodel anyway, right?

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