Health & Safety

It is of concern to us that there have been several incidents reported involving e-cigarette chargers, including a number of reports of chargers exploding whilst in use.  For this reason we have provided the following information.

  

Lithium Battery safety

Lithium batteries can produce very high currents and although this is beneficial in applications where high currents are needed, a too-rapid discharge of a lithium battery can result in overheating of the battery, rupture and even explosion.

  • DO NOT leave batteries unattended when charging.
  • If charging batteries via USB - DO NOT over-tighten them in the charger.
  • DO NOT over-tighten atomisers onto your device it is important to screw only until contact is made - then stop.
  • DO NOT heat, incinerate or reverse polarity.
  • DO NOT over-charge or discharge for long periods.
  • Always use the correct charger for the batteries  as recommended and supplied by the manufacturers.  
  • Always use the batteries recommended. DO NOT  economise by purchasing alternative batteries as this will increase the risk of an explosive event.
  • DO NOT use unprotected li-ion/ICR batteries
  • DO NOT charge batteries on wooden or carpeted or other combustible surfaces.
  • When the battery is fully charged disconnect from the mains. DO NOT leave charging overnight or in unoccupied premises.
  • Batteries must be stored in specially designed battery containers. DO NOT put batteries in your pocket or bag where they could come into contact with other metal items which could cause a dangerous explosive event.
  • STOP using a battery if it fails to retain a charge or looks damaged in anyway.
  • We are not responsible for any damage caused by misuse or mishandling.
  • Please dispose of safely and according to regulations

 

Sub-ohm concerns

Sub-ohming is the use of low resistance atomiser.  The atomisers and coils are lower than 1.0omh   .  This should not be confused with temperature control, where the coil resistances, are sub-ohm but not operating in a true sub-ohm fashion.

Sub-ohming is increasing in popularity as more vaping enthusiasts want to take their hoppy to the next level, but there are concerns related to battery safety as well as the fact that sub-ohmers tend to vape much more liquid than other vapers, this increases their exposure to the unknown risks related to inhalation of larger quantities of food flavourings.
  • We strongly advise that you thoroughly research the topic before commencing on any experiments with sub-ohming.

    If you decide to experiment with sub-ohm vaping, you do so entirely at your own risk and we will not accept any responsibility for any damage caused by this activity.  

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     Always ensure the right size battery is used with your tank otherwise this can lead to the battery exploding and causing serious harm. Always refer to the manufacturers guidance if unsure. 

    Are e-cigarettes safe?

    There has been a noticeable increase over recent years of people using electronic cigarettes and this has had an impact on the safety aspects of the device.

    Apart from concerns about the possible health implications, there have been numerous cases involving e-cigarette chargers including a number of reports of chargers exploding whilst in use.

    To avoid this we have given a list of instructions we recommend should be followed.

    • Instructions provided by the manufacturer must be followed precisely. It is essential that you are using the correct charger as battery capacities and charging  voltages vary according to manufacturer.
    • Any warning supplied with the product must be adhered to. For example over-tightening of the screwed connection to the rechargeable battery can cause mechanical damage which can inturn cause heat problems, product failure or even injury.
    • DO NOT leave e-cigarettes charging for long periods.
    • NEVER leave e-cigarettes plugged in overnight or whilst you are out of the house.
    • Look out for the CE mark that indicates chargers comply with European Safety standards.