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Consumer Alert: E-Cigarette Exploded Like A Grenade Causing Massive Injuries To A Man’s Legs

A smoker who switched to e-cigarettes for health reasons has described the horrific moment the device ‘nearly blew his legs off’.

David Aspinall’s e-cigarette left him fighting for his life, after it overheated and exploded – showering his limbs with metal.

The 48-year-old, from Wigan, nearly lost his flat in the blaze that followed – and spent nine days in hospital recovering from the ordeal.

David Aspinall's e-cigarette overheated and exploded - showering his limbs with shards of metal

David Aspinall’s e-cigarette overheated and exploded – showering his limbs with shards of metal

The 48-year-old said the device overheated and exploded before sparking a fire which nearly cost him his flat

The 48-year-old said the device overheated and exploded before sparking a fire which nearly cost him his flat

He said he suffered a huge hole in one leg and a gash in the other. He spent nine days in hospital recovering

He said he suffered a huge hole in one leg and a gash in the other. He spent nine days in hospital recovering

He claims that medics likened his injuries to bullet wounds – and says he is lucky to be alive.

Mr Aspinall, who may need three years of skin grafts to recover, told The Sun: ‘It glowed and burned in my hand. I dropped it and it exploded.

‘There was lots of blood, a huge hole in one leg and a gash in the other.’

‘It could have blown my head off,’ he added. ‘The surgeon said it was like someone had used a gun.’

Source: Daily Mail

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. patricia

    October 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Wow! Never liked the idea of E cigarettes. Not that I smoke but just saying.

    • SunShyne

      October 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

      I don’t smoke either Patricia but I guess the word is out now about the dangers of it

  2. MeeLee

    August 23, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    There’s no way that an e-cigarette can do that to your leg,
    1- The explosion would not be powerful enough for that amount of damage to be done to you, unless you let the device rest on your naked leg, when it’s obviously heating up fast,
    2- It’s impossible for the device to cause 180 degree wounds from an explosion on a leg, unless some particles went either through limb.

    I smell hoax for insurance claims.

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