A girl who was riding the Hogwarts Express ride at Universal Orlando received mild to moderate burns after an e-cigarette exploded in a nearby college student’s pocket.
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What’s the Problem?
October 4, 2016 – The incident occurred Saturday just after 3 p.m., according to FOX News. A total of 8 people were inside the train’s compartment at the time — 3 teenage boys and a family of 5 from Tennessee.
According to Orlando police, the vape exploded inside the pocket of one of the teens. The 14-year-old girl was injured on her right side, and taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to be treated.
Police say the teen whose pocket the e-cig exploded in was likely injured as well, but he and his friends fled the scene before officers could be notified. The ride was temporarily shut down, but has since reopened.
From 2009 to August 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) received at least 25 reports of fire and explosion linked to vapes and other similar portable smoking devices. Nine injuries — including 2 serious burns — were associated with these incidents.
According to FEMA, the shape and construction of e-cigarettes make them more likely than other products with lithium-ion batteries to behave like “flaming rockets” when a battery fails. Vape batteries should always be charged according to the manufacturer’s instructions; using unapproved power sources to charge the batteries can result in an explosion and/or fire, according to the agency.
Do I Have an E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuit?
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