Posts Tagged 'electronic cigarette'

Lawyer’s Pants Ignite During Florida Arson Trial

lawyer's pants catch fire at arson trialSometimes reality presents a story that is so much greater than anything made up could ever be.

We’ve had some fun with various weird and off-the-wall stories here on the blog over time (the case of the coffee-flinging attorney certainly comes to mind rather quickly) but this one might be the high point. It’s honestly hard to imagine something coming along to top this series of events.

It all begins with ...

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Four New Jersey Cases Show Severity of E-Cigarette Malfunctions

new cases show dangers of electronic cigarettesAs our dependence on mobile electronics continues to grow, so does our need for portable power options. This has led to some exciting advances in battery technology but has also shown us what can go wrong when these batteries malfunction.

Reports of overheating and swelling laptop batteries were just the start. One need only recall a couple of months back (and a few million dollars in stock value) to ...

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E-Cigarettes Could Pose Unexpected Dangers

faulty e-cigarettes are exploding and injuring usersWhile the dangers of smoking have been apparent and well-documented for quite some time, the risks associated with cigarettes’ new electronic cousins are just now becoming more widely known. And, unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes don’t even need to be smoked in order to cause harm.

A growing number of e-cigarettes are malfunctioning and raising concerns about the safety of the devices. The Food and Drug Administration has recorded 66 ...

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