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Man killed when vaping pen explodes, sending pieces into his skull

17 May, 2018, 04:59 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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D'Elia, 38, was on the second floor of his two-story home when his vape pen exploded.

The vape was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain.

Use the charger that came with the device.

"A lot of things you get with smoking are not quite present in electronic cigarettes", Weeks said.

'In result the user is provided with an excessive, smooth, and raw vape. The company's Facebook page is no longer active, though other retailers are still selling Smok-E Mountain-branded mods.

In past cases where e-cigarettes have exploded or ignited, the battery is typically blamed. Wilder told ABC Action News that he, as well as many other local store owners, won't sell unregulated e-cigarettes.

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While the exact circumstances surrounding the explosion are unknown, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against carrying e-cig batteries loose in pockets to avoid coming in contact with coins, keys or metal objects. "That's typically the biggest issue which causes batteries to fail", he said.

A report from the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner confirmed that the vape pen led to the death of Tallmadge D'Elia.

It is not known why the device blew up.

A recent FEMA report explained that vaping pen explosions are very rare, but said when they do happen the devices become like "flaming rockets". It concluded the death was accidental.

He worked for CNBC as a producer before moving to Florida and going freelance. The mouthpiece of the vape pen was found lodged in D'Elia's brain. "His mother and I weren't home, so that's why he may have been using it inside". The agency and the CDC recommend using vape pens with safety features, including those created to prevent battery overheating, and keeping batteries away from metal objects like coins and keys.

He added: 'It's like having a small. firecracker in your hand. Instead, they sell vape pens with a computer chip inside, which keeps the device from overheating.

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