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Exploding e-cigs will soon be subject to regulatory oversight

Exploding e-cigs will soon be subject to regulatory oversight

The booming e-cig market has been largely unregulated

- Local 10 WPLG News
As the e-cigarette market grew in popularity, so did calls for oversight and regulation following reports from across the country of e-cigs exploding or catching fire.
From January 2015 to January 2016, scientists from the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products have identified 66 reports of e-cigs overheating, catching fire or exploding.
Dr. Carl Schulman of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center said those numbers are probably only scratching the surface of what has become...

Federal regulators considering safety changes to keyless ignition vehicles

Federal regulators considering safety changes to keyless ignition vehicles

Carbon monoxide poisoning survivor says incidents could have been prevented

- Local 10 WPLG News
Federal regulators are considering safety changes to a popular car feature that has proven deadly in several Florida cases.
Keyless ignition vehicles are increasingly popular and don't require a key to turn off the engine. Critics say drivers often forget to push a button to turn off the vehicle, leading carbon monoxide to flood into the home and kill those inside without warning.
"For many, many years people take their key, they go into their house and they know their car is off,"...

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