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E-cigarette smolders in airline passenger’s handbag at a U.S. airport (Occupational Health & Safety)

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau issued a warning on August 7 that e-cigarettes in passenger luggage can be a flight safety hazard, citing a recent incident in a U.S. airport.

With that incident, an e-cigarette in the “off” position was discovered smoldering in a passenger’s handbag at a U.S. airport, and had melted several items in the handbag.  Since it contains lithium battery, there is a risk of catching fire.

Read more at the Occupational Health & Safety website.