E-cig charger explodes, burning hole in Minnesota author's car [PHOTO]

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Inhaling E-cigs might not be bad for you, but simply having one charging in your car can be dangerous.

SEE ALSO: Rep. Phyllis Kahn to introduce bill restricting e-cigs during next legislative session

Consider the case of local Christian author Jerry Lindberg, who shared the above photo of the inside of his car after his e-cig charger exploded.

Lindberg isn't the first e-cig user to experience a meltdown of that sort. According to a Consumerist report from October, there have been many such instances throughout the country recently, including one in Florida where a man suffered facial burns after an e-cig exploded in his mouth. Yikes!

Consumerist reports that e-cig charger explosions occur because certain models don't stop charging even after the battery is full. That's pretty scary, but then again, so is the possibility of dropping an old-school cigarette while it's lit.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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Jason Harding
Jason Harding

Michelle Gilmore Bale forward to Stacy please.

Brody Broadway Jones
Brody Broadway Jones

Had this happen to me. Lucky I'm smart enough to dispose of them before damage happens

Dale Schaefer
Dale Schaefer

Not the first time I have heard of this happening

Ace Of-Bass
Ace Of-Bass

Um... my iphone 5 sparked and caused a fire at my house.... where's the story on that?

Jou Lee
Jou Lee

JAYMOUA! I just replaced mine. Lol

Heather Brumbelow
Heather Brumbelow

No offense... But when will they start requiring a course in common sense 101?

Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan

Idiots blow themselves up. Nothing new.

Christine Brown
Christine Brown

lol. i can't stop laughing at the 'christian author' thing.

Jon Fehlman
Jon Fehlman

and out of common sense why would you charge a lithium battery from an alternator that makes more unregulated power than the battery can hold every time you step on the gas???

Charlie Seto
Charlie Seto

I'm surprised the battery doesn't come with a protection circuit. Thought most batteries did these days. That said, up to the end-user to read the labels. And if you're not sure, don't leave devices charging for hours on end or overnight.

Patrick Brickey
Patrick Brickey

This link is from 2011 and has since been refuted many times. Oooh. They compared 2 "popular" brands. That's a very scientific study! /sarcasm. There's 4 main ingredients in e liquid - propylene glycol (used in ashma inhalers and tons of products you probably use every day) + vegetable glycerine + nicotine + USP or organic flavor extracts. Which of those is harmful?

Bridgette Rydman
Bridgette Rydman

Lizard Juice prints the ingredients of the "juice" right on the label of their bottles do you know what it is???? It's glucose and flavoring.

Bridgette Rydman
Bridgette Rydman

Omg is all I can say about these rediculous and pathetic posts!!!

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

This isn't about e-cigarettes.  It's about rechargeable batteries.  The cheap ones are not reliable, and cheap car chargers are also not reliable.  Using them together is a bad idea.  Leaving them unattended is a very bad idea.


I have my doubts about e-cigarettes, but that's not the issue here.

AHmySH
AHmySH

Protip: DONT CHARGE E-CIGS IN YOUR CAR

Jeff Huinker
Jeff Huinker

Diana, those are pretty vague. Both those articles are about the equivalent of me telling someone why eating pork chops it's bad for you. I will admit though, people who buy their e-cigs off the shelf at a gas station should know that they are buying them from guys like Philip Morris.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

I'm sure every e-cig apologist will argue that it's a conspiracy against the safest, healthiest, friendliest product ever invented. These things are so safe non-smokers should want to suck that vapor down!

Emi Briet
Emi Briet

Agreed....The charger was to blame, not the device.

Kat Coats
Kat Coats

i think you need to pull your head out of your ass and stop buying into propaganda and sensationalized news stories.

Jeremy Hop
Jeremy Hop

Pamela Anderson you obviously dont understand this topic.

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson

Just a new legal way to get high in public. You can put whatever you want in those. Hash,meth,whatever.If you think its just nicotine in those,think again.

Durand Kahn
Durand Kahn

I guess that's a sign to stop all together then!

Jason Kugel
Jason Kugel

Great reason to ban them (They may contain carcinogens) Kind of like the air you breath, the cars you drive, the foods you eat, the cell phone you typed that on.... Ban everything that may cause cancer and everyone will be naked living in the woods.

robert.moffitt
robert.moffitt

(clears throat) Don't say I didn't warn y'all 'bout these gizmos.

AHmySH
AHmySH

You know, or people that want to quit smoking. :)

ocdwdarts
ocdwdarts

This is about the dumbest comment I've ever read.

AHmySH
AHmySH

So you'd rather have people smoke regular cigarettes than switch to E-cigarettes?

Including your family and friends?

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