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[Massachusetts] Lynch Park repairs spark new interest in smoking ban

The Lynch Park Carriage House is being restored to its former glory after a Fourth of July fire...officials are continuing discussions of whether to extend a ban on smoking to all city parks and playgrounds. A carelessly discarded cigarette butt was found
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Oct 22, 2016 15:45
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[Maine] Landlord acquitted of manslaughter in fire that killed 6

The owner of a building where six people were killed in a fire was acquitted Friday of manslaughter but was convicted of a code violation... The fire was determined to be an accident, blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials on the porch.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 21, 2016 21:29

[UK-Scotland] Woman suffered chemical burns after she mistook e-cigarette liquid for eye drops to treat pink eye

The Scottish woman, who is in her mid-50s, had been prescribed antibiotic eye drops to treat a case of pink eye. But she stored the antibiotic drops beside the e-cigarette refill liquid in her bathroom cupboard and accidentally picked the wrong bottle.
Evening Times (uk)
added Oct 18, 2016 19:01
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[UK] Dog saves sleeping man from Wirral e-cigarette house fire

Rescue Service said the e-cigarette had ignited while charging at the home in Norwich Drive. A spokesman said the man had been lucky to survive, adding that e-cigarettes should never be left unattended.
BBC Online
added Oct 18, 2016 19:00

[UK] LUCKY TO BE ALIVE Inside home ravaged by fire sparked by an exploding e-cigarette which almost killed owner

A family photograph was the only thing which escaped the fire – which left the walls blackened and unrecognisable. The man who lives there was only woken up by his dog, after which they both managed to escape.
The Sun (uk)
added Oct 18, 2016 19:00

[UK] Gloucestershire trading standards and fire services warn of the dangers of cheap chargers

Batteries or chargers without overload protection can overheat, leading not only to electrocution and burns, but they can explode causing serious house fires, with tragic circumstances. Many of these chargers are bought online and come direct from China
Dursley Gazette (uk)
added Oct 17, 2016 14:22
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State rests in manslaughter case against Maine landlord

Six tenants died in the Nov. 1, 2014, fire that was sparked by the improper disposal of smoking materials.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 17, 2016 04:19

Four Washington Vape Stores Are Being Sued for Allegedly Selling Exploding E-Cigarettes

The batteries have become infamous in the last year as they have been the culprit behind exploding hoverboards and smartphones, said Gregory Bentley, an Irvine, Calif.-based attorney helping with the four lawsuits, during a press conference on Thursday.
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
added Oct 14, 2016 20:04
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Airlines Tackling Risks From Electronic Devices ($$)

Airlines are adding more staff training and stocking planes with fire-containment bags to combat the threat of overheating mobile device batteries on flights and in airports. Passengers now typically haul a number of electronics onto flights including p
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 14, 2016 16:07

[Oregon, Washington] Vapers sue e-cigarette makers, sellers after explosions, burns

Four Northwest residents who claim they were hurt when e-cigarettes caught fire or exploded said Thursday they’ll sue the manufacturers and sellers of the popular vaping devices. The alleged victims, from Washington and Oregon, suffered severe burns and
Seattle (WA) Times
added Oct 14, 2016 16:06
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