For all of our friends reading in Japan, the BBC News is reporting that Toto brand electric bidets manufactured between May 1996 and December 2001 have been catching on fire. The company has promised that they will be offering free repairs to 180,000 of its Z series bidets in an attempt to remedy the situation.
A company spokesperson was quick to calm everyone’s fears. She claimed that should a fire break out while you were using the facilities, there would be nothing to worry about because “the fire would have been just under your buttocks.”
Seriously though, singed junk is no laughing matter.