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Published on July 4th, 2013 | by Trick


E-Cigarette Battery Explodes; Couple Sues

It’s Independence Day, and what says “Fourth of July” more than a little pyrotechnics?

“The metal shrapnel from the battery had landed on my dress, in my lap, and had caught my dress on fire. And as I was trying to put it out the metal fell onto the seat and caught (the car) seat on fire…and I unbuckled my seat belt and tried to jump out of the car while it was moving.”

Jennifer and Xavier Ries probably weren’t feeling particularly patriotic, however, when their VapCigs EHookah E-Cigarette battery vented while in the car on the way to the airport, lighting Jennifer’s dress on fire. The Corona, California couple is suing VapCigs, and the Tobacco Expo store in Corona that sold it to them in March, after Jennifer was left with second-degree burns.

The couple says they were using the charger cable provided with the electronic cigarette at the time of the incident.

Couple sues over exploding e-cigarette battery | Press-Enterprise.

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Patrick (aka Trick) is an avid vaper who has traded an addiction to tobacco for an addiction to new vaping gear. When he’s not writing for Vape Squad, he can most often be found trying to translate the websites of foreign modders, prying the drip spouts out of new juice bottles, or stalking mail carriers.

  • Mike

    that’s why you charge them in a fire bag,. sue yourself for being ignorant

    • Swoop_g

      True but how many vendors are warning new vapers to charge their Lithium batteries in a fire proof bag? Most consumers have no idea what can happen when you charge these types of batteries. I’m afraid this is going to be a black eye for the entire vaping community. I think car chargers should be used only in an emergency, those cigarette lighter plugs have an unregulated power source and it is not uncommon to get voltage spikes that lithium batteries just can’t handle. Please be careful out there!

      • Trick

        I’d have to agree. I don’t think I even knew charging bags existed until I’d been vaping a few months, and I don’t think people realize how dangerous it can be to use a cigarette lighter as a power source — particularly with a cheap generic USB charger, as it appears may have been the case for this one.

        Li-Ion batteries are nothing to mess around with, and as much as we get a hard time around here sometimes for posting things like exploding battery stories, it’s something we feel people need to be aware of.

        • Amanda

          ,,,,, well, despite negative comments, I for one, thank you for doing so!! Good news or bad… I’d rather hear the “truth”, so am grateful that you keep us informed, either way! =)

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