Published: Sat, June 22, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

E-cigarette explodes in teenager's mouth, breaks jaw, knocks out teeth

E-cigarette explodes in teenager's mouth, breaks jaw, knocks out teeth

She rushed him to a local hospital but due to the severity of his injuries, he was transferred over 200 miles away to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.

The U.S. Fire Administration noted in a 2017 report (pdf) that "the shape and construction of electronic cigarettes can make them (more likely than other products with lithium ion batteries) behave like "flaming rockets" when a battery fails".

"I could see blood in his mouth and a hole in his chin", Burton told The Post.

A 17-year-old boy in the US visited the emergency room after an e-cigarette he was smoking exploded during use.

A teenage boy fractured his jaw and lost several teeth after a vape pen exploded in his mouth past year.

In one case from 2017, a 14-year-old girl was burned when an e-cigarette exploded in a nearby college student's pocket while she was on a Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios.

Russell said she submitted the case because they had never seen injuries as severe as Austin's at the hands of a vape pen.

"I just want people to know that it can be unsafe".

The accident was "totally unexpected", Russell told NBC News.

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One teenager in OR almost lost his eye when his vape exploded two years ago, according to CNN affiliate KYTV.

While the FDA stated in a separate notification that a definitive cause of e-cigarette explosions is not yet clear, batteries may be a factor.

The hospital's ear, neck, and throat surgeon added a plate to the teen's lower mandible and wired the jaw shut. His doctors, who detail his case in a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The flame burns required wound care and skin grafts, the doctors wrote. "It seems like the overall feeling is that vaping is more innocent than smoking conventional cigarettes, but I'm not sure we know that". "He said he was just [using] it like regular and it just exploded".

Last year, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company initiated a voluntary recall of 2.6 million power units for fire risk, but the FDA - which has regulatory jurisdiction over e-cigarettes - has not mandated any e-cigarette recalls in response to the recent explosions.

"Juul is going to be in a hard spot to ever get their product approved", ex-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who stepped down from leading the agency earlier this year, said on CNBC Friday. It recommended that consumers consider "using devices with safety features, preventing loose batteries from contact with metal objects, using the correct charger and not charging [a] battery overnight or [leaving] it charging unattended".

As vaping continues to become a way to ingest nicotine and wean oneself off cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, those injury numbers are also expected to rise.

"A pack of cigarettes says this can kill you".

Replace e-cig batteries if they get damaged or wet. "After this, they all stopped".

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