Kid Scalded by Mom’s Exploding E-Cig

Son got first- and second-degree burns

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At least traditional cigarettes don’t explode.

A Utah mother said her e-cigarette exploded in her car last week, sending white-hot copper coil into her three-year-old son’s car seat and leaving him with first- and second-degree burns.

Kinzie Barlow was driving last Friday in Provo, Utah, and had her e-cigarette in the car charger, she told a local Fox affiliate. She said she doused the resulting flames with iced coffee as her son yelled, “Mom, get me! get me!”

The Provo Fire Marshal said it’s not the first time he has investigated a fire caused by an exploding e-cigarette.