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Another one. Sigh. Always another one.

Discussion in 'Media and General News' started by Rocketpunk, Jan 12, 2016.

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  1. Rocketpunk

    Rocketpunk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
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  2. Scottitude

    Scottitude Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Metro Detroit
    Incidents like this are never good for the community but it's refreshing to see someone take responsibility for their own actions and not blame the industry or the technology for their own lack of common sense and their disregard for safety.
     
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  3. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    tl:dr version: Dual battery mod WITHOUT its battery door installed, placed in the same pocket as his keys and cell phone. :facepalm:
     
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  4. NoFumus

    NoFumus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2015
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    You're probably right, and yet it's the first time I've seen a cogent explanation in the media of how something like this can and did happen.
     
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  5. KineticMind

    KineticMind Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2014
    Georgia
    Agreed.

    I'm surprised that bit was left in the article. So much bias in reporting these days, I fully expected a headline of "e-cigarette spontaneously combusts, potentially injuring hundreds", so as to fit their anti-vaping narrative.
     
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  6. AndriaD

    AndriaD Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2014
    LawrencevilleGA
    Probably because *the victim* actually understood why it happened, and how it could have been avoided -- just use the damn battery door! That's why it's provided! :facepalm:

    But it truly is a breath of fresh air to see a victim of one of these brain farts own up to his mistake instead of blaming the equipment for his error.

    Andria
     
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  7. greasegizzard

    greasegizzard Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2015
    Arkansas
    What's the article talking about, changing the wattage in the battery area?
     
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  8. this is my name

    this is my name Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sounds like reporter conjecture. Trying to fill out the article a bit.

    This is the only one I've seen that has a fair warning, although it should seem obvious to anyone not to have the battery door off in a pocket with other metal things.
     
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  9. greasegizzard

    greasegizzard Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2015
    Arkansas
    I think some people take these little batteries for granted and don't realize their potential just because of their size.
     
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  10. Heybilox

    Heybilox Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2015
    Belle River, ON, CAN
    What am I missing; the incident happened in September and the story just surfaced yesterday, must have been a slow news day. I've been to White House in my travels, it's a pretty laid back community. I would have thought it would have made headlines back in Seotember.
     
  11. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    the closest it came to mentioning the key issue is:
    The batteries are not 'vape batteries', they are lithium batteries; the same kind of issue as the exploding hoverboard issue.
     
  12. greasegizzard

    greasegizzard Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2015
    Arkansas
    I've noticed that with the headlines, too. It's always "Vape explodes" or something similar. When in fact it's the battery, not the device. And that's usually the user's fault.
     
  13. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Good, fair, write-up. Glad he took responsibility. There are spots that seem "anti-" and spots that seem "pro". Obviously, I wish it was all "pro", but, it could have been worse.
     
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  14. FishingBuffalo

    FishingBuffalo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2012
    Collinsville,TX
    I am sure this will find it's way to discussion, but on CBS Channel 11 KTVT 10 O'Clock News reported a blown up mod from being in a guy's pocket. He spent 3 days in the hospital. The mod shown looked like a parallel mech box. He said it was in his pocket, as he leaned over his pants got real hot, etc.

    I have never put a mod of any kind in my pants pocket nor do I recommend doing so. The OP story, the mod was in the pocket.
     
  15. redddog

    redddog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 5, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Not exact
    Not exactly.

    He called himself "unlucky."

    Un-smart would be a good, fair assessment.
     
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  16. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    That's being kind. ;)
     
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  17. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Before I came to this forum I would have put a battery in my pocket with keys and change.
    I never would have thought that could be a problem.

    And no, I'm not stupid.
    Not even close.
     
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  18. this is my name

    this is my name Senior Member ECF Veteran

    That's a little better.
    The only reason I knew about using caution with batteries was some thing I saw in the news about 9 volt batteries catching fire in junk drawers way before vaping, and probably even before cell phones and laptops were everyday items.

    Also I'm sure you aren't stupid. :party:
     
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