I’m not much of a traveler, so I don’t know what types of places around the world are good to visit, but supposedly Thailand is a popular tourist destination.
In November 2014, Thailand approved a law that outlawed importing electronic cigarettes into the country. Selling vapor products and possession is also illegal. From what I’ve been reading, it sounds like vaping is very common in Thailand, even though government officials claim otherwise, but just recently it looks like law enforcement is starting to crack down, at least on travelers.
They say many of the same things Gottlieb and the FDA have already stated, like that their two primary goals are; 1) to reduce the addictiveness in combustible cigarettes and 2) to recognize the role that less harmful products can play in improving health.
This is made by Cyberliquids based out of Brea, CA.
While I was at work a few weeks ago, there was a big gas leak under the street right next to our building so the fire department evacuated everyone. I decided to walk down to the vape shop and I ended up with The Wafflecone Bluenana.
Before releasing the VT75C device, HCigar didn’t seem to test the device with slightly longer 26650 batteries. It turns out that if you use these longer batteries, it can result in the battery short-circuiting and blowing up.
Unlike 18650’s, 26650 batteries are not as standardized in size. Some can be up to 2mm longer.
HCigar sent out a notice (see image here) telling customers to instead use 18650 batteries, which they say do not have the same problem, although there have been reports of the device getting hot with 18650’s too.
This is a major oversight. You can’t expect people to measure their batteries for micrometers in differences at the risk of having a device blow up in their hands, or even worse, their face.
And are they going to issue a recall? What about all of the people who buy these in shops who haven’t or never will see this notice?
If you own one of these, HCigar is offering replacements so contact them right away if you own one.