Vape pen explosions have been in the news lately, but are vaporizers actually dangerous? With reports of vapes causing fires, injury, and even one death, it seems like our favorite new smoking device is out to get us. Let’s take a look at some of these recent vape pen explosions to see if your cannabis vaporizer is safe or not.
Vape Pen Explosions: The Data
FEMA, short for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recently published a report examining electronic cigarette safety. They found that there were at least 195 vape pen explosions from January 2009 to December 31, 2016. Of those, 38 resulted in severe injury, which was defined as the victim requiring hospitalization. Some of those severely injured suffered a loss of a body part, third-degree burns, or facial injuries as well.
All 195 cases of vape pen explosions described in the FEMA report were caused by e-cigarettes not
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