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    French fitness blogger and model killed when canister explodes

    A popular fitness blogger and Instagram model in France died after a pressurized canister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest.

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    Authorities in Eastern France told the French newspaper 20 Minutes, that Burger, 33, suffered cardiac arrest in her home in Galfingue on Saturday and firefighters were able to revive her heartbeat. But Burger was unconscious when she arrived to the hospital and died the following day.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c967b2ca915b
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    Killed by a canister of whipped cream....how unlucky can a person be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meryl12 View Post
    Killed by a canister of whipped cream....how unlucky can a person be.
    I believe it is what they call " whip it's", it is used to get high.

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    Interview with French consumer watchdog:

    It was a freak accident, her family says. But one French consumer watchdog group says Burger's injury and death comes as no surprise. The group has been sounding the alarm about defective whipped cream cannisters for years.

    Benjamin Douriez, deputy editor of 60 Millions de Consummateurs, spoke with As It Happens host Carol Off about why he has been raising red flags whipped cream containers. Here is part of their conversation.

    Read more at ... http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/...star-1.4173151

    This is what cuffem is referring to:

    The most recent figures show that Whip-Its have become the most popular recreational inhalant of choice, with over 12 million users in the U.S. who have tried it at least once, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Inhaling the compressed gas, either from the Whip-It chargers, a whipped cream canister, or a nitrous tank, is purported to result in a fleeting high, lasting anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.

    Read more at ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/danger...ry?id=16006130

    Sounds like Rebecca was using the canister for it's intended purpose but, either way, I guess it can be dangerous.
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    Actually the linked article refers only to canisters used for food dispensing and never once mentions or alludes to the use of whippets, Even the device pictured appears to be of the cream dispensing variety as opposed to a "cracker" as they are commonly called. The root of the problem lies with the high pressure cartridge. I don't know if they still are but when i was a kid they were also used to power pellet guns, and everybody knew you'd rather get shot with a BB than a pellet.

    By linked article, I meant this one..
    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/...star-1.4173151

    Sorry if the original article made references to whip its, I can't access it.



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