Firefighters urge caution over vaper chargers

Firefighters are urging caution over the use of vaper chargers following an incident recently in Rugeley.

Crews from Cannock and Rugeley were called to Western Springs Road, Rugeley, at around 5.05pm on Wednesday (30 March) following reports of a vaper charger on fire.

On arrival, crews found the fire had been extinguished.

The fire was deemed as an accidental ignition.

Jordan Money, Station Manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, advises on how people can use vaper chargers safely.

“Leaving an e-cigarette on charge when you're out or asleep could have devastating consequences.

“Use the charger supplied with the e-cigarette or recommended by the manufacturer and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe charging, use and disposal.

“Charging requirements will vary from one device to the other and always keep the device away from flammable or combustible materials such as a bed or soft furnishings.

“Don’t exceed the recommended charging time or leave unattended for any significant length of time (e.g. overnight whilst you’re asleep or go out).

“Check the e-cigarette carries CE certification and if you have any concerns, contact Trading Standards for more information.”

For more information, visit: Smoking and e-cigarettes safety section on the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service website.