Vaping Safety

e-Liquid Safety

e-Liquids should be kept in tightly closed bottles that utilize child safety caps, and stored out of the reach of pets and children, out of direct sunlight and heat. We advise keeping them in high cabinets, or on the top shelf of a refrigerator to keep the liquid fresh for longer. e-Liquid is safe to use for up to 2 years, and should be disposed of after 2 years.

We recommend wearing gloves when handling e-Liquid that contains nicotine, especially in the DIY applications of mixing e-Liquid. Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin so if e-Liquid does come in contact with your skin we advise that you immediately wash the area with soap and water. Also, it is recommended to wear eye protection while mixing DIY liquids, and we further recommend that only experienced individuals mix e-Liquid DIY.

While we are not doctors or experts on nicotine itself, we feel comfortable through research that a nicotine up to 36mg can be safe to use in e-Liquids. That being said, 36mg is a very high nicotine level and we do not recommend it for everyone, and the nicotine level is going to purely relate to what your individual body can handle, as nicotine is absorbed differently in each person, this can depend on body size, tolerance, etc. We advise our customers consult with their physician for questions about the nicotine levels they can use. We do have recommended nicotine levels for our customers based on research, that relates to the type of tobacco cigarettes that were used prior to deciding to use and electronic cigarette. These are merely suggestions and the average nicotine level recommended is between 12mg and 18mg.

We advise all our customers NOT to leave e-Liquid in their cars. We live in Texas and it gets hot here, the heat inside the car can cause the e-Liquid bottles to leak, and can degrade the quality of the e-Liquid inside the bottle.

If you would like to try sub-ohming or rebuildable atomizers, it is important to know that your nicotine level should not be high. Doing so is very likely to cause a sore throat, and extremely rough throat hit, and an unpleasant vaping experience. With that said, some people do vape high nicotine levels out of drippers,though we don’t recommend it. Most people can not handle the hit of that kind of vaping experience and it is possible that you could get too much nicotine out of the hit causing an elevated heart rate, lightheaded ness, sore throat, cough, shakiness, and more.

Battery Safety

For rechargeable batteries that are for mod devices, such as; 18350 batteries, 18490 batteries, 18500 batteries, 18650 batteries, 26650 batteries, and others, we advise our customers to store these batteries in a battery safety box in a cool dry place, out of direct heat and sunlight, and away from other metal objects. Rechargeable batteries should not be stored in mods, on a charger, or freely in pockets or bags.

For batteries that are contained such as an eGo-C battery, we advise our customers to be turned off for storage and recommend not storing them in the pockets of pants, as if it is forgotten, the battery can be damaged when the user sits downs, or bends over. These batteries can generally be kept in bags and shirt pockets with no problem, so long as they are turned off. If the battery does not have an on and off feature we recommend disconnecting the battery from the atomizer and storing them both in a carrying case.

Batteries that are improperly stored can go into what is called thermal runaway. What usually happens is, a battery comes in contact with other metal objects and those object complete a “circuit” this causes the battery to start heating up and the batter reaches a point where it is creating its own heat and can not stop. Once the battery can not stop producing its own heat it is in thermal runaway. Most batteries are designed to vent when they go into thermal runaway, and have two vent holes located somewhere on the battery to allow the chemicals inside of the battery cell to escape the metal casing of the battery cell, most are located on the positive nipple of the battery. Venting is a safety feature of batteries that keeps the batteries from exploding. If the batteries could not vent the pressure from the heated chemicals inside the battery cell would cause the battery casing to explode sending out metal shrapnel and a spray of heated chemicals. Thermal runaway can also happen if the battery is exposed to extreme heat, such as leaving a battery in a hot car, or in direct sunlight.

No, any battery, that has noticeable, visible damage, such as; gouges, holes, deep scratches or cuts, rips or tears in the wrapping, or dents, should NOT be used and disposed of immediately.

All Lithium-Ion batteries should be recycled at a battery recycling facility. We recommend keeping them in a battery safety box until they are disposed of or using electrical tape to wrap the positive and negative posts of the battery and then taking them to the recycling facility. Most hardware stores will recycle rechargeable batteries, but to find a facility near you visit:

http://www.call2recycle.org/locator/

No, different chargers are meant to charge different batteries. You should always check the manual of the battery charger to determine the batteries it is capable of charging, as well as the output levels of the charger. You should also check the acceptable levels that batteries can be charged with. Using chargers that output too high of an amperage can damage your batteries and could cause them to vent. It is very important to insure you are charging batteries on the appropriate charger. We also advise our customers to look into the quality of charger they are using, some chargers on the market are extremely low quality and are not safe to use for charging lithium-ion batteries.

Well, you should only leave the batteries on the charger while they are actively charging, and only charge batteries when you are home to monitor the charging of the battery. Once a battery is fully charged, it should be taken off the charger and stored in a battery safety box until it is needed for use.

Device Safety

No, this is not safe and can cause burns, or outcomes that are a lot worse. Leaving your device on can cause the battery to activate and fire the atomizer. The atomizer can then get very hot, and burn you or burn through wherever it is being stored. Also, the continuous power from the battery could cause the battery to go into thermal runaway and run the risk of the battery venting. Many devices now have automatic cut offs to prevent this from happening, but we still find it is important to turn off all devices when they are not in use.

When using a mechanical mod, it is important to remove the battery when the device is not in use and store them in a battery safety box. Some mechanical devices have locking mechanisms that allow you to lock the bottom button down so it can not fire, but many don’t, for this reason we highly advise all mechanical mod users to remove the batteries from the mechanical mod when they are not actively using it. Further, when you are not using your mechanical mod, it should not be stood up on a table or counter for storage and instead should be laid down on its side. If the mechanical mod is left standing up, the firing pin can be depressed and cause the battery to fire the atomizer unintentionally.

Due to the nature of the devices and that their job is to heat up a liquid, the device will get hot, they are mostly made of all metal which conducts heats. It is important to let the device cool down if you do feel that it is too hot. A device that is constantly too hot may have a problem in the circuitry inside the device, or with the battery being used, or the atomizer may not be the right ohms compared to battery being used. It is important that the user be well educated about what atomizers and tanks can be used with which devices so that their device does not over heat. Also, to prevent your device from over heating, do not store your device in direct heat or sunlight or in hot cars.

No, atomizers vary on the resistance and the ohms and are not always compatible with batteries or the voltage and wattage settings of the devices. It is important for users to understand what resistance atomizers can be paired with what voltage or wattage settings on their devices, please check instruction manuals on atomizers and devices to insure you are pairing them correctly. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to call us directly at (817) 435-8010 or email support@vixenvapors.com

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