I saw a thread recently, where someone was asking (and another was suggesting) that there have been cases of the new fire bowl design failing.
To set the record straight, there have been zero fire bowl claims (as of June 14, 2017) on the new design. Zero, from all sales domestic and international, including replacement bowls sent out to customers that have received warranted replacements for the old style fire bowl. To be fully transparent, there have been a few (minimal) reports of chipping during assembly by customers, but none that have cracked or had to be replaced due to failure.
Of course its too early to tell if a cracked fire bowl is now something for the history books, but 4 months in and no issues is a good sign.