Posts Tagged 'electronic cigarette'

Seizures, Strokes Amid Conditions Blamed on Vaping in New Lawsuits

fda studying vaping and neurological symptomsThe FDA is continuing to investigate alleged links between vaping and a variety of neurological symptoms and has threatened to take action, although the agency simultaneously acknowledges that no clear patterns of causation have actually emerged.

An announcement issued earlier this month stated that 127 reports had been received to date of seizures or other neurological symptoms in patients that could possibly be attributed to vaping. However, no ...

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2.6 Million Vuse Vibe Batteries Recalled

2.6 million vuse vibe batteries recalledThe R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. issued a nationwide recall for 2.6 million of the batteries, or “power units,” for its Vuse Vibe line of electronic cigarettes earlier this month. The recall is voluntary in nature and, to date, the batteries have not caused any injuries. At issue, as is the case with many battery-based consumer products, is a possible malfunction that can occur and cause the device to ...

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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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