Published on April 16th, 2013 | by Trick0
E-Cig Battery Causes Bomb Scare
After sending in a robotic bomb sniffer, they discovered the remains of an electronic cigarette, the lithium battery having overheated and exploded.
A woman was taken into the hospital after breathing in fumes released in the explosion, and is listed in good condition.
This type of event isn’t limited to just e-cigarettes; the same type of batteries are in our cell phones and laptops, and explosions aren’t unheard-of. While there’s no definitive word on the cause of this battery explosion, we look at this as a not-so-gentle reminder that batteries can be dangerous, and should be handled with care.
Photo courtesy of KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City