Alright, before you all read this, I want you to understand that anytime you leave an electronic device on (cell phone, camera, chargers) in the hot sun and unattended, there is very possible chance for it to malfunction or the battery to explode, such as the case below. It’s common sense to not leave any electronic unattended, especially in a hot vehicle. Here’s the story…
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) –
An electronic cigarette charger exploded inside a car Wednesday afternoon that caught the backseat on fire.
The owner of the vehicle left the electronic cigarette charger plugged in and unattended when the lithium battery appears to have exploded, according to the Glendale Fire Department.
When the electronic cigarette charger exploded hot fragments flew into the back seat causing it to catch fire.
The fire was put out quickly, but significant damage was done to the car.
The Glendale Fire Department encourages you to never leave any electronics unattended in the vehicles while they are charging.
Ok, so here’s what gets me – The comments. I’ll respond to them.
Couldn’t have said it better myself!
So can ipods, tablets and cell phones. Is that another sign?
Right! Let’s ban something that is saving lives so that people will continue to smoke and so the death toll will rise! (end sarcasm) – How are you protecting children if electronic cigarettes were banned?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ages 3 to 14 (based on 2006
figures, which are the latest mortality data currently available from the National
Center for Health Statistics).
Hey! Let’s ban cars too! (<- lots of sarcasm)