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Vape Pen Explodes in Man's Pocket Just Inches From His Penis

The vape pen was only 2 inches from the man's privates when it exploded in his pocket.

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  • A UK man said his genitals were nearly blown to bits after a vape pen battery exploded in his pocket.
  • The man suffered from severe burns and still has difficulty walking three weeks after the incident.
  • The U.S. FDA says vape pen battery explosions are rare but extremely dangerous.

    is an ongoing issue of debate, but a British man is warning that e-cigarettes are dangerous for reasons that have nothing to do with smoking.

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    A in 46-year-old Jason Curmi's pocket — just two inches away from his penis, according to UK-based . He suffered severe burns on his right thigh and nearly needed a skin graft. Curmi told the paper his penis could have been injured, since the explosion occurred near his genitals.

    "It was also only two inches from my privates and if I’d been wearing different clothing, it could have blown them to bits," he said, according to Metro.

    Curmi began vaping three months ago to manage after he gave up cigarettes. One morning, he felt something warm in one of his pants pockets while at work — and the device exploded only seconds later. Curmi's coworkers helped put the fire out, but his pants and boxers were damaged. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors explained the severity of his injuries.

    "I lost a lot of skin – they were borderline second to third degree burns, but I just escaped having skin grafts," he said.

    It's been three weeks since the incident and Curmi hasn't been able to return to work as he still has difficulty walking and sitting.

    According to the , battery explosions are rare, but extremely dangerous. To protect yourself against potential explosions, the FDA recommends :

    • Keep batteries away from other metals like coins
    • Only use the e-cigarette's designated charger instead of your phone charger
    • Replace damaged or wet batteries
    • Avoid overcharging or leaving the pen to charge overnight.
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