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    Catch on fire, anything like that? At any time, for any reason??

    I'm a total newbie. And this is a total newbie question. So please bear with me.

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    First off welcome to ECF, Yes it is true. There are batteries that are being sold that are not fit for vaping. There are also mods and other things can can cause them to get too hot and explode. I have not experienced this problem due to I purchase from reputable knowledgable vendors. While vaping if you feel your battery or mod getting hot then remove the battery.
    I am sure more experienced members will be along shortly with more accurate answers.

    Good luck and again welcome to ECF

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    Yes if not observing proper battery safety. Never charge batts unattended. ALWAYS buy safe chemistry quality batts and charger from a reputable Vendor. Never overcharge batts. Make sure your Mod has vents/ holes.

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    Just to chime in a little...Most of the "horror" stories of batteries blowing up can be traced to user error more than any other reason. Improper charger, "well, it looked like it was the same", improper charging environment, like left in a car attached to a charger in the broiling sun during the summer, and there are other examples.

    That said, the lithium based batteries used in e-cigs, mods as well as "stick" batteries, are capable of producing very high amount of power for varying amounts of time. Some common sense, some basic knowledge of batteries and using quality batteries and chargers can probably eliminate most of the possibilities of things going wrong.

    Just think about how many items contain lithium batteries today, cell phones, laptops, flashlight, medical equipment used in hospitals, airplanes and the list goes on and on. Statistically, something will go wrong with a battery somewhere, somehow, no matter how careful you may be, but the statistics show it its an extremely rare event.
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    Here's the difference:

    A few years ago some Colgate electric toothbrushes blew up .......... result ......... Colgate toothbrushes manufactured between xxxx and xxxx were recalled.

    This year a couple of ego clones blew up ........... result ........... nothing, except e-cigs get a black eye. The CPSC chooses to ignore any safety related issues with e-cigs because of FDA involvement.

    The irony of it all is that the regulations needed to insure that we have safe products have existed for a long-long time, all they need is to be enforced! ........... by the proper agencies!!!!!
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    tj, what is CPSC?

    Oh, I just know this is a dumb question

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    I must say, You bunch of guys have been very quick and informative to the questions of a newbie who might not even be posting here tomorrow. This is very cool and just another reason why I WILL still be posting here tomorrow.
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    And cellphone and laptops. Lithium chemistry batteries, improperly handled or manufactured, can enter a state known as thermal runaway and vent hot gas and possibly flame.

    If you buy good quality batteries, use them within their stated ratings, and charge then on a quality charger, the danger is basically nil.
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    keep your batteries handled well if you are carrying extras ( in a case) and there should be zero problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryedan View Post
    tj, what is CPSC?

    Oh, I just know this is a dumb question
    Consumer Protection Safety Commission.
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    Their the ones that recall dog food & baby cribs
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