The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company is recalling all of its Vuse Vibe power units. The recall was initiated after the company received complaints about malfunctioning batteries, which may cause the power unit to overheat and create a fire risk.
Approximately 2.6 million power units have been sold. The e-cigarette company is investigating the cause of the incidents. No injuries have been reported. All consumers who have Vuse Vibe vapor products should stop using the product and not charge the power unit. Please call 1-800-369-8200 or visit www.vusevapor.com/viberecall for information on how to return Vuse Vibe power units and receive a refund. Vuse Solo and Vuse Ciro, which use different battery components, are not included in this recall.
There are resources in Rhode Island to help people stop using tobacco. Smokers with or without insurance can call the Rhode Island Smoker's Helpline at 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) to receive free counseling by phone and up to six-week supplies of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) gum, patch, or lozenges.