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Thread: U.S. Fire Administration Report on Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions

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    U.S. Fire Administration Report on Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/p...cigarettes.pdf

    Key Points
    • More than 2.5 million Americans are using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs or e-cigarettes), and this number is growing rapidly.
    • Fires or explosions caused by e-cigarettes are rare.
    • Twenty-five separate incidents of explosion and fire involving an e-cigarette were reported in the United States media
    between 2009 and August 2014.
    • Nine injuries and no deaths were associated with these 25 incidents. Two of the injuries were serious burns.
    • Most of the incidents occurred while the battery was charging.
    • The shape and construction of e-cigarettes can make them more likely than other products with lithium-ion batteries to behave
    like “flaming rockets” when a battery fails.
    • Lithium-ion batteries must be charged in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Using power sources not approved by the manufacturer to recharge a lithium-ion battery can result in an explosion and fire.
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    !5 years and 25 incidents reported by the media? Sounds like a win to me.

    Mind you, the media are not that reliable. Wait till you see the report on house fires caused by tobacco in the same period. I think the point being made in the report is nothing to worry about. Lay off!!!
    Because I trust no-one Who tells me FACTS with no proof

 

 

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