Exploding Vape Pen Killed Florida Man, Autopsy Report Says

TV Producer Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes, Lodges in His Skull

As ABC reported, investigators believe that the vape device D'Elia was using may have exploded, possibly due to a faulty battery or charger.

PETERSBURG — An exploding vape pen launched a projectile into the head of a 38-year-old man earlier this month, fatally wounding him, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner.

According to FEMA, this is the first e-cigarette death in the US. The incident was ruled an accident. Typically, more experienced users purchase mods to enhance the battery or functionality of the device.

The argument over whether or not electronic cigarettes are unsafe just took a weird turn.

The owner of Lizard Juice, an e-cigarette retailer in Florida, said he does not think such vaping pens are "safe enough".

According to TMJ4, authorities began investigating the circumstances surrounding the Florida man's death after he was found dead in his home.

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A U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, released in 2017 and covering the periods 2009-2016, attributed catastrophic injuries from e-cigarette explosions to a product design problem, i.e., using cylindrical lithium-ion batteries in cylindrical tubes.

According to FEMA, the 38-year-old's death is the first in the US to be caused by an e-cigarette.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which keeps stats on e-cigarettes reported that there were 195 incidents in which e-cigs exploded or caught fire in the United States between 2009 and 2016 - 38 of these resulted in injuries classed as "severe". It's unclear what caused the pen to explode.

None of those cases was fatal. Some e-cigarettes have built-in batteries while others have swappable batteries which are charged on an external unit.

One store selling vaping devices says the e-cigarettes come with "no safety features and no regulation". "That's typically the biggest issue which causes batteries to fail", he said.

The FDA also recommends replacing batteries if they get damaged or wet.

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