A shocking new video shows the results of leaving a loose 18650 lithium-ion battery (the type that is used in almost all mods) in your purse.
In the middle of a routine city council meeting in Boulder City, NV, a woman’s purse randomly exploded, with flames flying everywhere and panicked people screaming.
Initially, there was confusion as to what caused the explosion.
But 13 Action News has confirmed that it was a loose lithium-ion battery.
It’s important to note that if you’re going to be carrying spare 18650 batteries, you *need* to get a protective case. They’re only a couple bucks on Amazon and could save yourself from serious injury and property damage.
This isn’t the first e-cig battery explosion, and unfortunately it probably won’t be the last. Make sure you spread the word about how to prevent this from happening. It’s almost always user error, so the more people who you inform about this the better.