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Woman hurt after vape pen battery explodes at Jackson Dairy Queen

NOW: Woman hurt after vape pen battery explodes at Jackson Dairy Queen


JACKSON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Dairy Queen worker's hair is said to have caught fire when the battery in her vape pen exploded inside her purse. 

It happened around 8:45 Tuesday morning at the Dairy Queen in Jackson while the woman was on her break. 

The restaurant owner says the woman's hair was on fire and she had injuries to her face. 

She was taken to the hospital but was able to return to work. 

The FDA says battery-related issues may lead to e-cigarette explosions. Officials recommend people know as much as possible about their vaping device, including how to properly charge cartridge batteries. People should also consider using vape devices with safety features, like vent holes, so the battery doesn't overcharge. 

Another tip, make sure to only use batteries recommended for your e-cigarette. 

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alex 169 days ago
Really, there a need for improving the tax policy because the teen is more getting attracted towards the tobacco.
At the small age only they are getting addicted and losing control. If they were above 21 they could try vapes to get rid of dangerous smoking.
In I have read an article about vapes which it is said that the smoking addicts can quit smoking with the help of vaping.
So there need of increasing the tax to control these. However, it is only the best way to control.
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