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Freak Accident! Fitness Blogger Rebecca Burger Killed By Exploding Whipped Cream Can

French fitness blogger dies in freak accident when whipped cream can explodes hero
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Jun. 22 2017, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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French fitness blogger dies in freak accident when whipped cream can explodes hero
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A famous French fitness blogger died after a can of whipped cream exploded and struck her chest on Sunday, June 18. Rebecca Burger, who had a combined following of over 200,000 people on her social media accounts, suffered from cardiac arrest at her home on Saturday, June 17, French authorities told the newspaper 20 Minutes. While Firefighters were reportedly able to revive her heartbeat, Rebecca died in the hospital the next day.

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Rebecca’s family announced her death on her social media pages, and also shared a photo of the type of malfunctioned whipped cream dispenser to warn others about its risk.

“Here is an example of a siphon that exploded and crashed into Rebecca’s chest, causing her death,” read the photo’s caption, translated from French by The Independent. “The siphon which caused her death was sealed. Don’t use this product in your homes! Tens of thousands of the faulty devices are already in circulation.”

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According to USA Today, the manufacturer of the malfunctioned dispenser, Ard’time, said they recalled the product after first hearing of an incident back in February 2013. However, while the company said products were withdrawn from the market and destroyed, Ard’time confessed that their devices were still in the homes of some consumers.

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"Unfortunately, there are still lots of siphons of all brands that remain potentially dangerous as time passes."

Additionally, according to the consumer magazine 60 Millions, two people were injured in 2014 by a similar whipped cream canister dispenser in France.

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