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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 […]

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 […]

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. Watch this young woman recount her horrific experience. She jumped out […]

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 […]

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 […]

A case report in the May edition of the medical journal Burns notes that failing lithium-ion batteries are responsible for the uptick in new cases of battery explosion burns.  Batteries stored in e-cig or vape mod devices can suffer from a run-away chemical reaction and explode. The case report is titled “Canary in the coal mine—Initial […]

April 24, 2017: After a series of accidents and injuries aboard Navy vessels, the Navy has announced it will stop allowing sailors to bring and use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), personal vaporizers, and vape pens aboard it’s ships. The ban includes all submarines, aircraft, and boats. In a release the Navy noted that 15 accidents occurred between […]