A Florida man was killed when an exploding vape pen launched a projectile into his head, in what's believed to be the first e-cigarette fatality in the United States.
An autopsy report confirmed the vape pen was responsible for the May 5 death of Tallmadge D’Elia, who was found by St Petersburg firefighters in the burning bedroom of his family home, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The explosion sent two pieces of the vape pen into his cranium, the report of the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said.
The official cause of death was "projectile wound of head" and it was ruled an accident.
Mr D'Ella also suffered "thermal injuries," or burns, on roughly 80 per cent of his body, the report said.
The vape pen was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain located in the Philippines.
In Idaho in January 2017, a man lost several teeth and suffered second-degree burns after a vape pen exploded in his face, the Tampa Bay Times said, citing NBC.
And in 2016, a vape pen user in New York suffered third-degree burns after the pen exploded in his pants, NBC reported.
The Food and Drug Administration said the exact causes of vape pen explosions are not yet clear, but could stem from battery-related issues.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team he would follow Justice Department guidance that a president cannot be indicted, CNN reported, citing an interview with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
"All they get to do is write a report," Giuliani said, according to the network. "They can't indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us."
A spokesman for Mueller, Peter Carr, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Mueller is investigating allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
CNN said the Mueller team had been debating whether to challenge the Nixon-era guidelines, which were reaffirmed during the Clinton administration, that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
Trump has denied colluding with Russia and has called the Mueller investigation, which marks its first anniversary on Thursday, a witch hunt.
Giuliani and another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.