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SAFETY & HANDLING

At iVape, your safety is our priority – and we want to make sure you are well-educated on any potentially dangerous aspects of using an e-cigarette, personal vaporizer, or any of our NV Liquid smoke juice.

It is critical that when using your personal vaporizer device that you understand how it works, as well as the components inside of it. We have provided this short safety guide in order to help increase your knowledge about safety and procedures,  as well as limit the chances of disaster which could occur from use or misuse of electronic cigarette products.

It is mandatory that before use, our customers research, and are well informed of the products listed and available here on our site.  This is a term of sale and service that you, as the buyer, agree to comply with during the point of sale.  Please note – by your purchase or use of this product - iVape can not be held liable for any misfortune, accident, injury, or any other type of damages resulting from use or misuse of these products.  Please educate yourselves accordingly. 

The information on this site and safety page applies to all current model e-cigarettes and not only those that we sell. We hope that this information can help to keep you safe, regardless of where you buy from.

E-liquids and Nicotine:

Nicotine is a dangerous poison, which can be extremely addictive, as well as fatal.  People who use or handle it should take proper steps and precautions to protect themselves from damages, poisoning, or injury that may be caused by the use of such products.  It is also important that you keep nicotine out of reach of children and pets to avoid accidental poisoning.  We have included some information about nicotine, however, we still highly recommend that you take time to do proper research on methods of safe hazardous material handling for nicotine, and  associate yourself with the proper procedures for nicotine poison control.

Links:

http://www.aapcc.org/alerts/e-cigarettes/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002510.htm

According to:  http://www.wisegeek.com/is-nicotine-dangerous.htm

Nicotine in high doses acts as an effective nerve poison and can have a number of potentially harmful side effects. It is extremely physically addicting.

Nicotine itself increases your chances of developing cancer. It also means that even those on nicotine patches and gums are raising their likelihood of getting cancer. This link is thought to be caused by a property of nicotine which retards your body's ability to slough off damaged cells, giving cancerous cells more time to develop.

The lethal dosage of nicotine for a 150 pound (68kg) male is 60mg. This is less than both arsenic and strychnine.

E-liquids and nicotine uses are not regulated by the FDA for this product, and use of this product may be extremely harmful.

Remember, all iVape products are intended only for use at your own risk.

E-liquids contain nicotine, and are not considered safe for use or any safer than cigarettes. We do not market them as such.  Nicotine and e-liquids in very small amounts can kill children and pets, please exercise extreme caution to avoid this from ever having the chance of occurring. Below is a small list of some proper or recommended ways to handle E-liquid and nicotine.

Keep out of reach of children, pets, and people who do not use nicotine products.

Do not drink, ingest, eat, swallow, soak into skin, inhale, taste, or inject nicotine products.

If your heart-rate or pulse increases, discontinue use and call a poison control center immediately.  1-800-222-1222

Store all nicotine liquids in a dark and cool place to avoid spoiling or chemically altering the fluid.  Do not expose to direct sunlight or heat.

Do not use nicotine products if you are at risk for heart disease, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.

If nicotine comes into contact with skin, immediately wash off the contaminated area with water, and contact your poison control center.

When handling, use gloves, goggles, and only handle in areas with adequate ventilation.

Here is a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on nicotine: http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9926222

If you have any questions or concerns about nicotine, e-liquids, or the correct ways to handle these products please immediately discontinue use and seek the help of a professional. We strongly recommend that you do not use these products unless you have a working knowledge of correct nicotine handling, and the risks involved.

At iVape, we strive to offer the best quality liquids on the market, at the most affordable prices possible.

iVape batch tests their liquid to detect contamination, as well  as to ensure the accuracy of nicotine content in NV Liquid smoke juice. 

All of our liquids contain Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Flavorings – some flavorings are natural and artificial.  One of the steps to the testing process is to identify any contaminants introduced in the manufacturing process, as well as introduced by flavorings. 

iVape Liquids do not contain any added Diacetyl, a food grade flavoring that is used to add a buttery or custard note to flavors.  iVape, through testing and other sources have discovered that Diacetyl contamination may exist in the supply chain for some flavorants, even if a liquid is created Diacetyl free.  This can occur from mistakes on the part of chemical manufacturers, or as a natural occurrence in the flavor manufacturing and compounding process.  Diacetyl can be created in the manufacturing process for Acetoin and Acetyl Propynol, popular substitutes for Diacetyl in the e-liquid market.

In our commitment to offering an exceptional product, we have implemented a testing plan to phase out any flavors that may be contaminated, or replace any contaminated flavors with alternative flavorings that are unadulterated.  This includes removing Acetoin and Acetyl propynol from our flavorings, as well as diacetyl, and testing flavors used for contamination in the supply chain – then removing any offenders.  We’ve begun a phase of identifying and replacing any flavors that test positive for these ingredients, and will continue to do so in an ongoing process – starting with flavors identified with higher concentrations of contamination, and eventually – removing the offending flavorings completely.  This is an ongoing process – as some flavoring manufacturers do not disclose or test for contamination, and results vary from batch to batch.  We may temporarily remove, or change the formulas for any liquid flavors we offer at any time due to this process.

Lithium ion batteries:

Lithium batteries can be volitale and if misused, or handled incorrectly, may result in thermal meltdown or explosion.

http://www.electrochemsolutions.com/pdf/Safety_and_Handling_Guide.pdf

 Using incorrect chargers can overcharge or over discharge the cell, causing these batteries to vent or explode, and this is a characteristic of these batteries when handled improperly.   Thermal meltdown might also occur from an external short circuit, or an internal short circuit (which may or may not be caused by exceeding the limitations specific to the battery cell.)

Please take the time to review this information for the safety of yourself and others around you. Directly below this paragraph is a short list of things not to do with Lithium ion batteries.

Do not expose to extreme temperatures (hot or cold)

Do not over charge the battery, or over discharge the battery.

Do not get the battery wet.

Do not use any components or chargers with the battery that aren't designed to be used specifically with it.

Do not puncture, crush, or incinerate the battery.

Do not exceed battery limitations

If the battery becomes hot to touch – disconnect it from its source, or immediately get it to a safe area and GET AWAY as the battery could erupt, burst, vent, or explode.

note: It is very important to never charge your e-cigarette with any charger except for the one specifically designed for your model, and your model only.  Mixing chargers can most certainly be a cause for an e-cigarette to burst into flame.

Li-ion batteries sometimes have a protected circuit board (PCB) to shut the entire lithium cell down in the event of instability, however, if the voltage being sent is way too much for that PCB to regulate, it can fry it completely, causing the lithium electrolyte chemistry inside of the cell to become unstable. There are numerous dangers associated with the lithium ion battery and it is very important that you educate yourself on the proper handling of such a material.

Here is a clip of info taken from Wikipedia on Lithium ion Batteries.

Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can rupture, ignite, or explode when exposed to high temperature. Short-circuiting a battery will cause the cell to overheat and possibly to catch fire. Adjacent cells may also then heat up and fail, in some cases, causing the entire battery to ignite or rupture. In the event of a fire, the device may emit dense irritating smoke.[88]

Replacing the lithium cobalt oxide cathode material in lithium-ion batteries with a lithium metal phosphate such as lithium iron phosphate, improves cycle counts, shelf life and safety, but lowers capacity. Currently, these 'safer' lithium-ion batteries are mainly used in electric cars and other large-capacity battery applications, where safety issues are critical.[89]

Lithium-ion batteries normally contain safety devices to protect the cells from disturbance. However, contaminants inside the cells can defeat these safety devices.

Please visit the following websites to learn more about lithium ion batteries.

http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/announcements-rules/129007-warning-rechargeable-batteries-mods.html

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries ← about charging your battery

http://ehs.whoi.edu/ehs/occsafety/LithiumBatterySafetyGuideSG10.pdf ← Lithium battery handling

When handling e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories it is vital to understand the proper use and handling of the product and all of the components used in and with the product to avoid any possible damages or dangers. The last thing we would like to see is somebody get hurt, or possibly killed, and it is very important you learn, understand, and put into practice the correct procedures of handling such products. As always your safety and wellbeing are our primary concern.  Please do not use stacked batteries, if you do choose to use batteries in series, please ensure they have a high enough C rating or AMP limitation for the load you are applying to them.

Understand that the nature of Li-ion batteries is volatile and use of these devices may result in damages. 

By purchasing from our company you are accepting all liability for the use of this product and any misfortune caused by use of the product, or any damages accidental or voluntary.  iVape can in no way be held responsible for damages incurred by use of iVape product, and upon purchase, you the buyer, agree to hold iVape, it's owners, shareholders, members, and operators harmless for any damages that might result.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to serving you.