E-Cig battery fires

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  1. pc747

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    Samsung caught a lot of heat this past Fall for their battery issues that resulted in a swift recall. Well it looks like we have another device that is causing problems. E-Cigs (electronic cigarettes) have been reported on multiple occasions catching fire in pockets. Videos surfaced of the electronic devices causing severe burns as well as causing fires.

    If you are one who uses e-cigs make sure to pay attention to the safety information for these items.


    Source: E-cigarette battery explodes in man's pocket in shopping centre
     
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    There are tons of cases of these. People modding them to do what they shouldn't.
     
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    As I've said before on multiple occasions folks take the batteries, toss them in a pocket, backpack, etc along with other metal objects which puncture or severely weaken the battery skins. Then they want to sue when things go bad, the government wants to regulate, news stories get posted about the dangers of vaping, mucho blah blah, etc because of a few dumbasses. Nothing new under the sun.

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    Never thought about this issue.
     
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