You may have seen a story on the nightly news, or a blurb on the web about a vape setting off an unintended reaction. It seems that there are more frequent reports lately about ecigs exploding or igniting, but this is due largely to inappropriate storage or care of the product.
While no manufacturer sets out to have a faulty device, it is best to go with a reputable company that cares about the way their product is produced, and the customers that use them. V2 has a large selection of reliable ecigs, vapes and compatible, manufacturer approved accessories for every stage of vaping.
What can you do to help reduce the risk?
Here are some tips to keep your vape from combusting:
*Carefully follow manufacturer directions and reduce the potential for an issue.
*Don’t overcharge your vape or leave it plugged in longer than it needs to be
*Know your brand. Don’t purchase knock offs or unreliable vapes. Make sure you know the company that has produced your pen. V2 vapes and ecigs are reliably made and come with directions for appropriate use.
*Use manufacturer approved and compatible accessories. Don’t mix brands’ components or use “mods”.
*Keep batteries (and charged back up power sources) away from loose change, magnets or other metal items. Make sure that they are stored appropriately and are not tossed in your pocket as you dash out the door.
*Don’t get your vape wet. This might sound like a no-brainer, but it is important to remember that it has an electrical current and is not a submergible device.
By being more cautious you will lessen the chances for an issue to occur. But you may be wondering, what are the chances my vape will explode?
Here are some statistics from an October 2014 FEMA study:
*More than 2.5 million Americans are using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs or e-cigarettes), and this number is growing rapidly.
*Fires or explosions caused by e-cigarettes are rare.
*Twenty-five separate incidents of explosion and fire involving an e-cigarette were reported in the United States media between 2009 and August 2014.
As you can see, it is a very small number of cases where a device ignites and in the same study, according to FEMA, most of the incidents occurred while the battery was charging. So, it is very important to make sure you are careful to unplug your device when the charge is complete, and it is best not to leave it unattended—for extra safety.
It is also important to point out, when travelling with your vape, be sure to pack it according to travel guidelines. For instance, on a flight, you must not pack it in checked baggage. Only in carry-on, and it must be turned off. Your best bet before flying is to check for any regulation updates with your airline or the FAA website.
It is critical to remember that you need to use compatible chargers, correctly store your device and do not fiddle with the inner workings of the device.
How do you care for your vape?