A 14-year-old girl was injured after an e-cigarette exploded inside a Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
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What’s the Problem?
October 4, 2016 – The girl was on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride with her family when a vape inside the pocket of a nearby teenager malfunctioned and shot a ball of flame in the air, according to CNN. She suffered mild to moderate burns on her face, arm and leg as a result of the incident.
Police said the teen and 3 others fled the scene; the girl was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
The incident “possibly injured the suspect, but the group of three fled the entire park before OPD was notified,” said Sergeant Wanda Miglio of the Orlando Police Department.
Instead of burning tobacco, e-cigarettes use a small lithium-ion battery to heat an aerosol cartridge to release a vapor. Problems can occur when the batteries are damaged or subjected to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. A short circuit can cause the battery to overheat, catch fire and even explode. These problems tend to occur most often in cheaply made pen vapes, according to Wired.
In November 2015, the Los Angeles Times reported on lawsuits filed by 3 California men against the makers, wholesale distributors and retailers of electronic cigarettes. The complaints allege that vape batteries exploded, causing severe injuries including 2nd degree burns, shattered teeth and in 1 case, the loss of a finger.
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