There is now a voluntary safety recall on the Vuse Vibe vape pen. This was initiated directly by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company after they received complaints of malfunctioning batteries. Supposedly whatever is malfunctioning is causing the power units to overheat, which could be a fire hazard.
R.J. Reynolds has had 10 complaints reported so far but no injuries. They are now recalling approximately 2.6 million units and are investigating the cause. They’ve also notified the FDA and are working directly with them on the recall.
They’ve said they believe the problem is limited to a small fraction of devices, but they are recalling all of them until they’ve concluded the exact cause. Right now they think it’s an issue with batteries manufactured in 2016 by a contract supplier.
So if you have a Vuse Vibe then R.J. Reynolds is recommending that you stop using it and definitely do not charge it. You can contact vusevapor.com/viberecall or call +1-800-369-8200 to get more information. They will send a postage-paid mailer so that you can send it back. They only need the device, so you can keep your tanks.
The Vuse Solo and Vuse Ciro use the same batteries, but different battery components so they are not part of the recall.
So that’s pretty crazy. And that’s the thing with a big company like RJ Reynolds. They have to do a recall because of who they are, but could you imagine if companies like Wismec or Smok had to do a recall for any of their products that received more than 10 safety complaints? That would be like every single product they’ve ever released.
I wish all of the Vape companies were held to the same standards.
Anyway, I actually have two Vuse Vibes and I like them. I’ve never had a problem with them getting hot, but I’ll probably return them just in case.