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Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes

Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes”

The 38 year old's vape pen was reportedly a device made in the Philippines that is unregulated and not recommended for beginners.

Unregulated devices usually come without built-in technology to automatically shut down when overheated.

"The two major causes of dramatic failures with the larger units are overcharging of the battery and then the shorting of the battery", said Thomas Kiklas, the chief financial officer of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association.

'In result the user is provided with an excessive, smooth, and raw vape. Wilder told ABC Action News that he, as well as many other local store owners, won't sell unregulated e-cigarettes.

He explained: 'Any other e-cig that has a computer chip in it prevents that from happening'. Tallmadge "Wake" D'Elia's official cause of death, which is the first e-cigarette fatality in the US, was listed as "projectile wound of the head" and ruled accidental.

"No other consumer product places a battery with a known explosion hazard such as this in such close proximity to vital areas of the human body", the U.S. Fire Administration said.

While such incidents are rare and the death has been ruled accidental, it isn't the first time a spontaneous e-cigarette explosion has raised concerns.

He worked for CNBC as a producer before moving to Florida and going freelance.

The man was also burned over 80 percent of his body. "His mother and I weren't home, so that's why he may have been using it inside".

There have been a few incidents of injuries stemming from vape pen explosions.

He added: 'It's like having a small. firecracker in your hand.

A similar issue happened a year later in Idaho with a father losing nine teeth and suffering second-degree burns after a vape pen exploded in his mouth.

Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia, who went by Wake, died on May 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida after his vape pen ignited a fire in the upstairs bedroom of his family's home.



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