When e-cigarettes explode


8 Mar 2016

A 34-year-old man accidentally drops his e-cigarette. It stops working and begins making a strange noise. He holds the device up to his ear for a closer listen — and it explodes. Hot pressurized liquid erupts from the e-cigarette battery and the mouthpiece shoots into his cheek, causing a series of facial fractures and rupturing his eardrum. His clothing and nearby curtains catch on fire. He is rushed to the hospital.


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