Another Bad Vape News Story

Discussion in 'Vaping Related But Doesn't Fit In a Category' started by Synphul, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Synphul

    Synphul Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I don't know the full situation of how this made it to the news but it's sad that people like this feel the need to blast the dangers of ecigs again. I think part of the blame lies on the folks who are in the story, not only for their obvious neglect of common sense with vape safety but for sitting down and doing this interview to get their faces on t.v. News stories don't 'just happen', someone had to contact the local news, agree to an interview etc etc.

    Apparently the couple fell asleep with the dog out of its cage and the boyfriend's vape pen (according to them though no pen/mod is ever pictured) winds up getting chewed on causing the vape to shoot around the room like a bottle rocket. At best a mech mod, no vape pen that I know of takes 18650's. At least the dog is ok as are the people, just a few scorch marks on their floor and ceiling.

    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/249404558-story#

    Naturally the big bad wolf is to blame in terms of vape pens or vape safety. The real safety concern also neglected by this news story is the condition of the batteries shown in their news footage. It appears these are likely either samsung 25r's or maybe sony vtc's, so decent batteries (unless fakes). Notice the wonderful condition of the wraps around the top and bottom of the batteries while in the charger. Looks like it was just a matter of time before bad things happened. If only that had been covered by the news instead of just chalking it up to 'yet another dangerous vape accident'.

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  2. derrickfosgate

    derrickfosgate Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Look at the batts in the charger wtf idiots

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  3. Rabbit Slayer

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    Zero facts, misinformation...yup, sounds like a fox news story to me
     
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    Synphul Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I think it's any news story. They always react to the incident, in this case a vape rocketing around the room. It made for a 2min news clip, what they never ask are key questions like why wasn't the dog locked up in the pen (pictured in the woman's house in the video), was the bf's vape just laying around, condition of the batteries etc.

    When it's a car accident they always look into whether they'd been drinking, if it was mechanical failure and so on. When it's a vape story it's just 'shit happens'. At least they went to the lengths to show the batteries, usually we don't get to see anything related to the incident.

    It's nice to see circumstantial evidence and be able to say well yes, the vape did have a problem - with the dog chewing on it AND with shit wraps on the batteries. Take care of your crap. It allows the real narrative to come out rather than 'this person was just vaping like normal and kablooey'.

    It irritates me to see half a story come out and tarnish vaping in general so I'm glad to ask questions or look at surrounding circumstances and see if it was just a random vape accident or a story of stupidity mixed with vaping. If these folks are vaping on batteries in that condition I'm sure others are as well. Took a moment to remind some of my friends who vape, pay attention to your hardware and take care of your crap. If your batteries look like this garbage replace or rewrap them. No excuse, decent batteries are $5-6/ea, wraps are 10 for a $1.
     
  5. UncleRJ

    UncleRJ Will write reviews for Beer! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee Reviewer

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    To Quote Frank Zappa...

    "Great Googlely Moogley"!

    Where's the freaking vape pen?

    Looks like an 18650 battery to me.

    Sorry A-Hole if you leave batteries unattended in a charger and you have a dog looking for new chew toys and they get to your charger (which should be in a safe place, monitored, and out of reach of anything other than an ADULT Human being) and freaking slobber all over it, well then, you get what you deserve!

    But wait, there is more!

    These asshats with the home security camera (which seems to be on all the time even when they are at home?) by pure chance catch this footage and their first thought is to contact the local news with the footage and make a big freaking stink?

    All right, get your 15 minutes of fame (shame) and get your mugs on TV.

    OK, we already have enough info that these fools should not have access to electricity. Or dog's for that matter.

    Or is this a CREATED EVENT so they can get some press get that 15 minutes of fame?

    I just really can't get the fact that they called the press to report their own act of stupidity!

    Perfect example.

    While Me and the Mrs' don't record ourselves at home watching SNL or anything else, I do not have any video evidence to prove the following.

    A couple of hours ago, I decided it was time to clean, oil and sharpen my trusty Case Pocket Knife.

    Yes folks, I am an old fart and since I was a boy I have always had a pocket knife in my pocket.

    Anyway, I get out my stuff, clean the blade, then sharpen it and then notice a few small smudges on the blade.

    While wiping the smudges off, I came close to slicing a nice chunk out of my index finger.

    Me, being an idiot, I just put a Bandaid on it.

    WITHOUT CALLING THE FLIPPING PRESS!

    I ask you, where is Darwin when we need him most!
     
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  6. Just Frank

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    Seems staged to me. How dumb.
     
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    Darwin was with the dog when the dog's intelligence caused it to survive this planned attack.
     
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    Those Batteries need to be put in the trash OMG are these people crazy.

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  9. Rabbit Slayer

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    It is kind of funny she had a camera on the exact area the "incident" took place
     
  10. Synphul

    Synphul Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I guess I could see it if someone has a home surveillance system setup that runs to a dvr type device. For a couple hundred dollars people can a multi-cam setup with a dvr that records perpetually 24/7 and saves something like 7 days or more worth of recordings before writing over itself. I've worked for a couple businesses that invest in a small setup like that.

    Seems odd they interviewed the woman, I guess it was her house and her dog? It was the boyfriend's vape that got chewed, he was nowhere to be found for the interview. I'd agree with folks like UncleRj, plenty of us have done dumb things and injured ourselves or had accidents happen. Had a pet stand up and accidentally turn on a gas stove once (knobs were on the front above the oven door) and the flame melted through a plastic bowl and lit a bag of potato chips on fire. Put it out with an extinguisher before the flames caught the cabinets on fire. It didn't require contacting the local news station though.

    People these days all want to be on tv and have a 'me too' complex or something going on. If it's legit, sure I think it's newsworthy. Cell phones exploding while being properly charged, washing machines that catch fire under normal use is a public safety issue. Don't go telling me you put a sack of cement in the washer and it overloaded the motor and caused it to catch fire, that's dumbassery and asking for trouble.

    Sucks when vaping ends up tagged in the mix because they don't tell the whole story. They don't stress battery safety and so all many will hear is 'vape - bad - exploding' and form their own conclusions. It adds to a negative image and likely further restrictions. Not sure if this woman's making a big deal out of it hoping to use it as evidence to sue for the damages to her ceiling and floor (because of their own lack of judgement) or what. I've already heard it and continue to hear things from people like an elderly neighbor. She knows very little about vaping, she's pushing 80. But she knows vape devices randomly blow people's faces off and vaping causes popcorn lung. So I get to hear an earful of her rants based off halfassed mainstream news stories.
     
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  11. SignMan

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    You said it right there man. Most people that dont vape know of all the (unlikely) horror stories but they know nothing about the good vaping does. When I first started vaping the first thing I did was research the hell out of it and learn all that I could. Battery safety being one of the first things! 99% of vape related injuries (from the ones I've heard and that percentage is a guess lol) come from overloading batteries, shorting batteries out, leaving them in hot temperatures, or just plain ol' battery safety ignorance! Its all about the batteries people!
     

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