Saurabh Saxena1, Lingxi Kong1, and Michael G. Pecht1, Fellow, IEEE
1CALCE, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20740, USA
E-cigarettes have become popular as an alternative to traditional tobacco products. However, the safety of e-cigarettes is a significant issue, as there have been numerous incidents of Li-ion battery fires and explosions resulting in bodily injury and property damage. This paper presents a comprehensive review of publicly reported e-cigarette fire and explosion incidents, and then, identifies and discusses the key concerns, causes, and remedies.
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