IEEE Access, Vol. 6, pp. 21442 - 21466, March 2018, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2821142

Exploding E-Cigarettes: A Battery Safety Issue


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

Abstract:

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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