In a California electronic store, one minute a customer is in a back room picking out a TV, the next his pocket explodes into sparks and flames. He is screaming and yelling. All of his right leg was completely burned. It's the latest e-cigarette to explode in a long list of similar cases across the country. Experts saying most are caused by lithium ion batteries often used in modified vape devices made overseas.
A study showing 62 percent of explosions happen while the e-cigarette is in someone's pocket or actively being used. Earlier this year thefirst documented case of an e-cigarette killing someone. A 38 year old man died after his vape pen exploded. His cause of death listed as a projectile wound to the head. Now another e-cigarette explosion caught on camera showing the potential for danger carried by millions every day.
The reserves could last for centuries, so there will be enough lithium to fill up our tanks even in the improbable case of all cars becoming hybrid or electric.
In some cases, programs have been modified to make it harder to exploit them using environment variables.
Witnesses say that when clashes broke out, he was struck in the head by a projectile fired by police — either a rubber bullet or a tear gas canister.