It sparked a fire that damaged the carpet and the explosion sent the end cap of the e-cigarette across the room and into a wall. Metal shards sliced open the victim’s hand.
GATES, N.Y. (WKBW) - A man in Monroe County was injured last week when his e-cigarette exploded.
The nickel cadmium battery overheated in the electronic smoking device and exploded in the man’s home in the Town of Gates.
The fire chief says the battery failure turned the tube into a miniature pipe bomb. He warns users should follow the device’s instructions when recharging the battery.