Japanese toilets catching fire

Sitting on Japanese all-singing all-heating toilets was strange enough while I was over in Japan recently and at the time we discussed what problems there would be in relying on British plumbers and electricians getting together to install the things.

Well, it seems they’re not that safe, as 180,000 are up for repair through catching fire spontaneously.

“Fortunately nobody was using the toilets when the fire broke out and there were no injuries,” a company spokesman said.

“The fire would have been just under your buttocks,” she added.

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