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You’re probably reading this article because the news story you read was inconclusive. It didn’t contain information about the type of e-cigarette used by the vaper or whether the vaper used the device properly. The story most likely focused on horror and misfortune, which is very effective at getting the reader’s attention, but not very helpful. It’s also not helpful when reports make you think the same thing is going to happen to you if you vape. Why Do E-Cig Batteries Explode?

Based on the evidence I uncovered, 99% of all electronic cigarettes explode because they are cheaply made, misused or modified. That’s the case in the most recent incident which I describe later in this post. The first reported incident of an exploding ecig was actually a cigar; (how ironic); one that the user built himself, or modified, using parts purchased online.

Despite the media frenzy that follows all of these unfortunate incidents, subsequent reports may surface. In all cases they confirm that the exploding devices were either charged incorrectly, left in hot areas, or the ecig was a “home-made mod”; (a term used in vaping circles for an electronic cigarette that has been modified by the user to create greater vapor production) or it was an advanced Mechanical MOD.

In May, 2018 a Florida man perished in a house fire that was caused by an exploding Mod battery pack. This was the first case of anyone dying due to an exploding e-cigarette. It’s also one of the first cases where details about the device were reported. The ecig was manufactured by the Philippines-based company Smok-E Mountain. They admitted to using batteries and atomizers that were clones. If you’re wondering what a “clone” is, it’s a substandard battery that sells for a much lower price than one that has been properly made and tested.

In February of 2017 an ecigarette exploded in a man’s pants causing burns to his leg and arm. The report mentioned that the ecig was an iJOY “Looks” (which doesn’t exist). iJoy does make a dual-battery regulated mod called the “Limited LUX”.

January of 2016 and November 2015 news reports did mention specific brands; Wotopho’s Phantom (an advanced hybrid mechanical mod) and Kangertech (no model mentioned), as products that exploded. According to the reports the products were not used as directed. In the Wotopho incident, the user admitted to tampering with the battery.

Not too long ago, a small contained explosion caused the evacuation of Euston station in London on Aug. 29th, 2017. According to reports, there was a “bang” and a smoking bag was found. The explosion was “believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette”. There were no other details other than the fact that no one was hurt.

While not an actual battery explosion incident, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company put out a voluntarily nationwide safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units (e-cigarettes). 2.6 million have been sold. The company had received 10 consumer complaints about malfunctioning batteries that were overheating. The recall was initiated to prevent the possible fire. No injuries have been reported. VUSE is investigating the cause of the incidents and intends to return the product to the market after the issue has been resolved. The Statistics – What Are the Chances Your E-Cig Battery Will Explode?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that over 9 million adults vape regularly in the United States. There are over 60 million vapers worldwide. According to a U.S. fire administration report under 200 e-cigarette batteries have exploded between 2009 and 2016 and most of them have been on a charger.

Commercial e-cigarettes are considered to be safe if used as directed. The same goes for ALL lithium battery products (including laptops, tablets, smartphones, Kindles, etc.) which can, explode if charged incorrectly or placed in areas that may get very hot, such as on or near a cooking surface, iron, radiator or the dashboard of your car in summer.

Follow the instructions on how to use your e-cigarette and don’t substitute the parts that come with your brand’s kit! Don’t buy “clone” brand e-cigarettes or cheap e-cigarettes from relativ ely unknown ecig companies! Cheaply made ecig batteries do not come with internal circuitry protection.

High-quality variable power devices (such as VaporFi’s Rocket) will have built-in safety circuits to shut down the device in the event of issues. The company also makes very high quality advanced vaporizers that all have built in safety features.

“We took action against the possibility of electronic issues from the very beginning, with safeguards integrated into our batteries like automatic shutoff and smart chargers that prevent overcharging. We properly age all batteries before shipment and retest mAh to ensure the highest standards.”

Electronic cigarettes use a microchip that prevents both over-discharge rates and under-voltage conditions of the battery. Safety chargers prevent overcharging and subsequent thermal runaway. Even the new high-powered, high wattage MODS used for sub-ohm vaping have safety features, although those come with higher risks of overheating if used incorrectly, or if they are damaged.

The greatest danger, according to reputable e-cigarette forums lies with modified ecigarettes, such as putting two lithium ion batteries together in a metal tube. This dangerous device, known as “pipe” or “tube” mod is counterfeit and definitely not available within the legal commercial e-cigarette market.

It’s good to know that the most reputable electronic cigarette companies test their product batteries and ingredients for safety and their instruction manuals include warnings. Check out V2Cigs Safety Measures which is typical of the practices larger ecig companies are taking.

In any event, if you are considering e-cigarettes as a smoking alternative, explore our website. You’ll find honest reviews, and detailed beginner and advanced comparison charts for the best, safety-assured brands on the market. The only thing to be wary of is politically driven media hype aimed at discrediting a competitive industry.