Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes

The victim was alone at home when his electronic cigarette blew

A former CNBC producer was killed when his e-cigarette exploded and lodged in his skull. according to an autopsy.

Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, was found dead this month after a fire alarm went off at his home and officers arrived on the scene, according to his autopsy report. His official cause of death was listed as "projectile wound of the head" and ruled accidental.

A Florida man was killed by an exploding vape pen, authorities say. It still remains unclear as to what prompted the pen to combust in the first place; however, shoddy manufacturing may be an option.

An exploding vaping pen caused the world's first death by an e-cigarette explosion.

The pen exploded into pieces, at least two of which were sent into his head, the medical examiner said, ad he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body.

Between January 2009 and December 2016, there were 95 reported incidents of explosions and fire involving an electronic cigarette, resulting in 133 injuries, 38 of which were severe, the U.S. Fire Administration said.

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"Lithium-ion batteries fail in other devices as well, but in a laptop, it's on your lap".

A representative from Smok-E Mountain told ABC affiliate WFTS that it believed the problem was related to the device's atomizer or battery, and not the device itself. Many electronic cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, but some owners like to use larger devices such as tank systems or "mods".

The owner of Lizard Juice, an e-cigarette retailer in Florida, said he does not think such vaping pens are "safe enough".

He explained: 'Any other e-cig that has a computer chip in it prevents that from happening'.

There have been other reports of injuries from vape pens, said the report. In 2016, an e-cigarette exploded in a NY man's trousers pocket.

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