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[UK] Cigarettes cause majority of deadly council housing fires

Fire safety in social housing has been thrown into the spotlight in recent months due to the Grenfell Tower disaster...cigarettes are particularly deadly due to the danger posed by falling asleep smoking or with a smouldering cigarette.
Inside Housing (uk)
added Sep 4, 2017 11:15
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[Delaware] Couple Sues Vaping Shop After E-Cigarette Battery Explodes ($$)

A man who was injured after a battery from his vaporizer exploded in his pocket filed suit on Aug. 11 in Delaware state court against the store from which he bought it, claiming that the store was negligent in selling him a defective product (Charles Hobb
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:26
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[New Hampshire] NH woman sues Merrimack business over e-cigarette burns

“The public needs to be aware about the possible dangers involved with e-cigarettes and vaporizers. This victim would hate to see this happen to someone else,” McGrath said in a statement. “More and more people are vaping, thinking it’s a safe alternati
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader
added Sep 1, 2017 14:13
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[UK] 255 times more likely to have a fire caused by tobacco than vaping Brigade says

Following confirmation from British Transport Police that an e-cigarette caused a small explosion at Euston Station last night, the Brigade is re-issuing its message that you’re 255 times more likely to have a house fire smoking tobacco compared to vapin
London Fire Brigade--London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) (uk)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:16
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No guns, no smoking: Storm shelter Texas-style

No guns, no pets, no smoking: these are the rules at the Red Cross shelter in Winnie, Texas. Yet as super storm Harvey forces more and more Americans to flee their homes, few are complaining.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 30, 2017 01:44
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[Delaware, Indiana] Bankrupt E-Cig Co. Asserts Disposal Of Inventory Is Harmless ($$)

trustee for e-cigarette maker NJOY Inc. on Friday asked a judge to approve the abandonment of 3,400 pallets of e-cigarettes at a warehouse whose owner says proper disposal of the products will cost $800,000, given the lithium batteries and tobacco they co
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 18:29
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[UK] Keep pets away from e-cigarettes over poisoning fears, vets warn

Pet owners have been warned to keep animals away from e-cigarettes after a spike in the number of poisoning cases linked to the devices. Vets warned that reports of pets becoming ill after biting into e-cigarettes or refills have soared from 17 in 2013
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:06
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[Washington] Man Files Suit After Injury From E-Cigarette Battery Explosion

A man filed suit in Washington state court on July 18, claiming that a battery he bought for his e-cigarette was defective and blew up while in his pocket, which caused second-degree burns on his right leg (Nathan Holdener v. Green Lake Inc., No. 17-2-099
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 18, 2017 04:11
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[UK] Safety complaints `ignored for decades´ at tower blocks to be evacuated

Majid, who lives on the 12th floor of Bromyard, said the building was riddled with fissures “large enough to drop books through”. The documentary filmmaker...“There’s draughts and if someone’s smoking it comes right through. “Flames and smoke would come
Press Association (uk)
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[France] French e-cigarette alert after battery explosions

The French fraud office has called on electronic cigarette ‘vape’ users to be extra careful after two new cases of exploding batteries were reported. The two latest explosions happened when the vapes were in their user’s pockets, according to the DGCCRF
The Connexion (fr)
added Aug 9, 2017 14:17
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