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Another idiot - E-cigarette battery explodes in a man’s pants.

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  1. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  2. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    MN USA
    We’ve got a potential Darwin Award winner here depending on what he burned off
     
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  4. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  5. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
    Yeah, but I bet he is a real surprised idiot.
     
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  6. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You might want to rescind that request since the other thread has been closed. :)
     
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  7. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Other thread was started by someone from a newspaper. This one can stay open.
     
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  8. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Sky Island
    Lawyer seemed to be looking to sue someone.
     
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  9. Brewdawg1181

    Brewdawg1181 Ultra Member

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    Sorry, Frenchfry- no offense intended. But isn't that like a statement from the Department of Redundancy Department?:)
     
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  10. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
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    Did someone already mention it? I guess did not read all the posts. I am kinda tough on lawyers, I suppose.
     
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  11. Boscovlle

    Boscovlle Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 14, 2018
    This is the bs that lawmakers love. Idiots that vape.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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  12. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Maybe, for newcomers, we can use this opportunity to address unprotected vs protected batteries. If this cell was protected, would he have been safer? Why have we been using unprotected cells in unprotected mods (mechs)? Is this guy happier knowing that he bought a cell with Safer Chemistry?
     
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  13. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ugh. McDonalds, all over again. Any lawyer can find a reason to sue someone for anything. I hope it doesn't go very far.... Of course, it probably will. :(

    Anna
     
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  14. Brewdawg1181

    Brewdawg1181 Ultra Member

    Aug 30, 2017
    Couldn't agree more. In this case, the guy was a .....- keys, coins, batteries in pocket. Inadvisable even with AA's. But I wonder a lot about how a $9.5B industry, trying to avoid having the government "protect us," hasn't made a push to safer battery/mod combinations. We really shouldn't need an advanced degree (or access to battery experts on a forum) to vape. There's a lot of smart people out there spending a lot of time researching, just to vape safely. Pretty ridiculous considering the ubiquity of battery products (phones, etc.) in the marketplace.

    Edit: Wow- m*ron is a dirty word?
     
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  15. marianna

    marianna Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2012
    Netherlands
    I always read about batteries exploding in men's pockets...

    why not in women's pockets or handbags ?
     
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  16. WorksForMe

    WorksForMe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It can happen.

     
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  17. ENAUD

    ENAUD falling, falling, down the rabbit hole... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    you really should dig a little deeper into that coffee case, ;)
     
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  18. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I know... I know it was at scalding temps and all.... I realize the woman wasn't driving at the time, and etc.

    I also think (KNOW) that a) anyone buying coffee from McDonald's has already signed a "I do not understand coffee" waiver.

    I also know she took the top off, with the cup between her legs, at a standstill, and expected the cup to "hold up" and "not tip" as she took the top off. She must never have had McDonalds coffee before because a) You only buy it once and b) there is NO way in hell (even at a standstill) that I would be trying to "add" creamer and sugar to a cup of McDonald's coffee that wasn't on a stable base, as those cups suck. They really do. They will spill on a MOMENT's provocation.

    I do think her burns were severe, and I do understand that the coffee wasn't heated to any kind of "safe" temperature, but I have mixed feelings about it, as McDonald's food and beverages are bad for EVERYONE. I admit it's an extreme case, but unless she had never ordered coffee from McDonald's BEFORE, I am surprised at her high risk actions (for spill reasons, maybe not necessarily heat reasons) and I think covering her medical bills would have been fair enough.

    With that said, I don't eat at McDonalds, ever, because their food tastes a little "dead" to me these days, and if I want coffee in the car, I do bring my own.... Mainly because I'm a coffee snob, I know I am clumsy, and I know I should prepare it myself, because McDonalds just isn't going to do it for me.

    IF I need coffee on the road I usually will stop at a Starbucks which often serves equally scalding coffee, but I enter the facility, pour about an inch of it out, and THEN add my "things" to it, before going back to the car. I know I will get a TON of caffeine, and a beverage container that will WORK. I also place it in my coffee holder when I am not sipping from it... Why? Because almost every car has a beverage holder.

    I think what happened to the lady was awful. I also think she was a bit of a dolt. This one is more of a grey one, but it's definitely NOT all "Oh poor HER, McD is at fault." Coffee is generally served HOT, if not SCALDING. I've burned myself before with my own coffee maker, I didn't attempt to sue my Coffee Urn Manufacturer. Etc.

    Anna
     
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  19. Vaperer

    Vaperer Senior Member

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    In the world of litigation I believe he has a case. There were no warning stickers on the battery advising him of this. That makes the liability the battery maker. Regardless how stupid he was to do this. It also depends on his damages. Expect to see some new warning labels. Idiots always ruin it for everybody else.
     
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  20. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    I believe the liability will be on the retailers.
    Major battery makers have stated their batteries are not to be used, and were never designed to be used in vaping products. The batteries we use were designed to be used in battery packs only.
    I'm concerned battery manufactures will tighten up the supply being bought on the grey market, by non-pack manufactures.
    This would lead to more injuries from everyone trying to disassemble battery packs incorrectly.
     
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