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[UK] E-cigarette fire sparks more safety concerns

The device caused melting to the carpet and burns and ash up the wall surrounding the mains socket which it had been plugged into. Leanne from Bryn said: “It was on charge on the landing. I heard a big bang, and my other half jumped out of bed. “It was
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Jun 9, 2017 12:08

[Canada] Carelessly discarded cigarettes causing 'alarming' number of balcony fires

Careless disposal of cigarette butts by smokers in Toronto high rise buildings is causing an "alarming" number of balcony fires this year, says a top fire official. Toronto Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop said crews have responded to 27 fires in Toronto so
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:21

[Australia and Oceania, New Zealand] Australia: Smoke without fire: international tobacco retailers claims held to be misleading and dece

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleged that the representations had the ability to mislead consumers about the health effects of non-nicotine e-cigarettes. More specifically, the ACCC argued that, by making the representations,
added Jun 8, 2017 18:04

[Washington] Insurance Co. Wants Out Of Exploding E-Cig Coverage Suit ($$)

Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co. on Friday asked a Washington federal court to let it off the hook in defending a Spokane vape shop in a suit alleging one of its e-cigarettes exploded in a woman’s mouth... a gruesome injury after an e-cig she purchased at
added Jun 5, 2017 20:49

Canada must act fast on branding of vape products, cancer group says

child treated in hospital after drinking sweet-smelling e-cigarette fluid called Unicorn Milk...The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the federal government to move quickly on tougher regulations surrounding the labelling of vaping products. The push
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:42

[Canada] 9-year-old sent to hospital after drinking 'Unicorn Milk' e-cigarette fluid

The children were tempted to try the strawberry-flavoured fluid because it smelled good, and a brightly coloured unicorn decorated the container, L'Hoir told CBC News. "They decided to taste it and after that, my daughter wasn't feeling too good," she s
CBC News (ca)
added May 31, 2017 18:50

Alarming increase in electronic nicotine delivery systems-related burn injuries: A serious unregulated public health issue

thigh and genital areas were the most commonly affected areas of the body. The area of burns averaged 4.1% total body surface area (TBSA) with a range of 1% to 9%. The most common treatment for these patients was debridement/wound care (64%). Almost half
American Journal of Emergency Medicine
added May 31, 2017 17:14

[New Jersey] Congressman wants action on battery fires, explosions

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) says the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should do something about it. In a letter to the heads of each agency, Pallone is asking for a briefing to find out what, if anythi
Consumer Affairs
added May 27, 2017 14:29

[Missouri] Family of paralyzed grandmother ‘left burning to death by care workers who wheeled her outside to smoke’ demand answers from nursing home officials

Relatives of a nursing home patient who suffered fatal burns while smoking a cigarette are questioning how long she was left unattended and whether proper procedures were followed before and after she caught fire. Donna Chapman, 83, died Monday after su
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 19, 2017 21:26

[Canada] Vancouverites can now be fined $500 for improperly discarding cigarettes

From now on, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services says a fine of $500 can be levied against anyone who discards burning material that creates a hazardous situation. Anyone tossing cigarettes or other burning material onto grass, vegetation or debris can be
GlobalTV (ca)
added May 19, 2017 15:05
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