A woman has been badly burned when an electronic cigarette battery exploded in her jeans pocket while she was parking her car. Katrina Williams, 26, of Richmond Hill in Queens says she was justt parking her car when the lithium ion battery she was carrying exploded so forcefully that it ripped the skin off her knee and shredded her jeans. The e-cigarette exploded so forcefully, it became lodged in the dashboard of her car. She was left with third-degree burns and has had to undergo numerous skin grafts.
"I'm in severe pain,' said Ms Williams to ABC News. 'It was like a firecracker that actually went off I was like in shock. I didn't know where it was coming from until I seen the actual explosion come out of my pocket.'
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