DALLAS (KRLD) – A Tarrant County teenager is recovering in the hospital after an e-cigarette blew up in his face.READ MORE: Resale Shop Benefitting SafeHaven Domestic Violence Survivors Closed Following 'Significant' Burglary
The 15-year-old suffered severe burns to his face and chest after the e-cigarette exploded as he used it. Tarrant County sheriffs responded to the 9-1-1 call from Fossil Creek Estates on Round Hill Road around 5 yesterday evening.READ MORE: Little Elm High School Students, Parents Asked To Attend Listening Session Following Protests About Sexual Assault Allegation
The teen was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, but is expected to recover from his injuries. The explosion from the e-cigarette did not cause any other injuries or any other damage.
Recent studies are looking at the risks posed by e-cigarettes, especially the danger of their batteries shorting out and causing these explosions. These cases often result in third-degree burns.MORE NEWS: Tanker Truck Full Of Fuel Hangs Over Bridge After Collision At Loop 12, Shady Grove
The legal age for using an e-cigarette is 18. The Tarrant County fire marshal is heading up the investigation.