U.S. man killed after vape pen explodes, piece enters skull

US Man Died After A Vape Pen Exploded And Embedded Pieces In His Head Autopsy Says

The 38-year-old man was found dead by officers at his home after a fire alarm was triggered. The autopsy results just came out and reportedly showed the e-cig not only exploded and sparked the blaze, but it also made a "projectile wound" in D'Elia's skull.

A medical examiner blames a St. Petersburg, Florida man's death on injuries suffered after an e-cigarette exploded.

According to the report, the pen he used was a "mod" type, or a modified e-cigarette created to be customizable.

Government agencies continue studying the health effects of e-cigarettes, and at this time there are no regulations to either the mechanics of the devices or the batteries that are used in them.

The owner of Lizard Juice, an e-cigarette retailer in Florida, said he does not think such vaping pens are "safe enough". The spokesman said the company's devices do not explode and that the problem likely stems from the battery or the atomizer.

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A report a year ago by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency found that between January 2009 and December 31, 2016 there were 195 incidents where vape pens overheated or exploded, leading to 133 acute injuries to users, 38 or which were described as "severe".

The report blamed the incidents on the prevalence of lithium-ion batteries in the products. No concrete information has been released yet on the actual cause of the device's explosion. The mod pen, distributed by Smok-E Mountain, is manufactured in the Philippines.

He suffered thermal injuries to about 80 percent of his body, including his chest, shoulder, abdomen, back, arm and hand.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid, usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

E-cigarette users are also recommended to buy their products from reliable sources and to follow the guidelines for use recommended by manufacturers.

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