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Exploding e-cigarette kills Florida man; first case in US

17 May, 2018, 09:00 | Author: Ted Wilson
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Charge it using the charger that came with the vape, not your phone or tablet charger.

'In result the user is provided with an excessive, smooth, and raw vape.

E-cigarette safety is a tricky terrain to navigate as, currently, no laws govern this security issue.TheFDA launched a two-day public workshop on "Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)" in April of 2017 only to find that the exorbitant amount of unvetted lithium-ion batteries would require manufacturers themselves to shoulder the responsibility of protecting consumers.

E-cigarettes have been marketed as a "safe alternative" to tobacco cigarettes.

Gary Wilder, owner of Lizard Juice, a vaping store, told WFTS-TV in Tampa Bay that he doesn't sell the brand, which he described as "unregulated" because they can overheat.

While the exact circumstances surrounding the explosion are unknown, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against carrying e-cig batteries loose in pockets to avoid coming in contact with coins, keys or metal objects.

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Wilder also said rubber casings should be used over additional batteries and batteries that appear worn should be rewrapped.

It is not known why the device blew up. "The shape and construction of electronic cigarettes can make them (more likely than other products with lithium-ion batteries) behave like "flaming rockets" when a battery fails". Firefighters discovered him in an upstairs bedroom at the St. Petersburg home after responding to a fire alarm.

He worked for CNBC as a producer before moving to Florida and going freelance. The autopsy revealed that not only had the device exploded and started a fire, it somehow made a projectile wound in D'Elia's skull.

The explosions usually occur suddenly, the report found, "and are accompanied by loud noise, a flash of light, smoke, flames, and often vigorous ejection of the battery and other parts".

He added: 'It's like having a small. firecracker in your hand.

The Food and Drug Administration says it's not clear what causes some vape pens to explode, but it could stem from battery-related issues.



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