It had been some time since an e-cigarette explosion had not hit the headlines. Well, yesterday, a resident of Deux Sèvres, was slightly following the explosion of his "electronic cigarette" in his car. If the victim denounces a malfunction of the device, it seems more likely that the degassing of the battery is due to improper handling ...
A BACKPACK, A DETONATION THEN THE FIRE ... CONSTATE HABITUAL?
This accident that once again put the e-cigarette in the spotlight has fortunately made more fear than harm. This Monday 13 may 2019, Philippe Caillaud, a resident of Mauleon in the Deux Sèvres had a great fright. According to him, his e-cigarette, stored in his backpack, himself on the front seat of his car, exploded. He says that he first heard a detonation.
« I jumped. Where does it come from such an explosion ... like a cannon shot! And it got very hot. I immediately extinguished the fire at the seat and the floor mat. I swung the bag outside to prevent the flames from spreading inside the vehicle. »
Astonishing? Not that much ! However it is important to specify that in 99% of cases the e-cigarette is clearly not responsible for the incident. It should be understood that an e-cigarette does not explode, it is the accumulators or batteries that degass and explode if they are abused or misused. We do not know what material the victim was using, so it is difficult to predict the reasons for the incident.
The man who was slightly injured in the hand still decided to file a complaint against X.
As for 99% of battery explosions, it is not the e-cigarette that is responsible but the userMoreover, in this case it is possible that it is a negligence in the handling of the batteries that can be retained as the cause of the explosion.
The e-cigarette clearly has no place on the bench accused in most cases of explosions, it will never be repeated enough, with the accusers certain safety rules must be respected for safe use :
- Do not use a mechanical mod if you do not have the necessary knowledge. These are not used with any battery.
- Never put one or more batteries in your pockets (presence of keys, parts that can short circuit)
- Always store or transport your batteries in boxes keeping them separate from each other
If you have a doubt, or if you are not familiar with it, consider inquiring before buying, using or storing batteries. here is a complete tutorial dedicated to Li-Ion batteries which will help you to see more clearly.