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E-Cig Vape Facepalm

Man Killed By Exploding Vape Mod in Florida

Death from Battery Explosion A 38 year old man from St. Petersburg, Florida was killed when a vape mod device exploded in his face. The official cause of death was a projectile wound to the head. This is the first death in the U.S. directly attributed to the force of a vape battery explosion.  Exploding… Read More

5 tips to avoid vape battery explosions (FDA)

Vuse Vibe Vape by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Recalled for Fire Risk

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company initiated a voluntary recall of Vuse Vibe power units, recalling the battery portion of all Vuse Vibe vape devices. The recall followed consumer complaints of power devices overheating which can create a risk for fire or injury. The recall covers all 2.6 million Vuse Vibe devices sold. Recall Instructions: Stop using your Vuse Vibe Unscrew… Read More

Examples of Vapes and Juice

E-Cig Vape Bursts in Woman’s Lap, Leaps From Truck on Fire [Video]

Phoenix, AZ: A woman was driving down the street when her e-cip vape exploded in her lap. The exploding battery caught her clothes on fire, continued to explode and spark as the battery continued to burn, and she leaped from her moving truck to escape. “Suddenly, what felt like fireworks and looked like fireworks started to… Read More

E-Cig Sales and Explosions

Growing Vape Explosions Match Growth in US E-Cig Sales

Vape and e-cig devices powered by 18650 and other Li-on batteries are growing as a market in the United States. If you’ve read the news you’ve also seen stories about vape battery explosions and injuries, and lawsuits against manufacturers and sellers of e-cig devices due to the serious injuries. As seen in the US Fire… Read More

US Fire Administration New Report on E-Cig Vape Battery Safety

The U.S. Fire Administration, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has issued a new report titled “Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions in the United States 2009-2016”. The key points from the report: Combining e-cig and vape devices with lithium-ion batteries (li-on batteries) is new and hazardous. Fires or explosions caused by the batteries used… Read More