TV producer is killed by exploding e-cigarette An autopsy has confirmed that a man died after his e-cigarette exploded, penetrated his brain and left him with burns to 80 per cent of his body. Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia, a TV producer, was killed in a fire in his St Petersburg, Florida bedroom on May 5. According to FEMA, the 38-year-old's death is the first in the USA to be caused by a vaping pen. Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia (pictured smoking an e-cigarette), a TV producer, was killed in a fire in his St Petersburg, Florida bedroom on May 5 Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia was killed by smoking extreme e-cigarette that makes a huge vapor cloud and has no safety features The Smok-E Mountain Mech Works vaping device, which is made in The Philippines, is an unregulated mechanical e-cigarette. One store selling vaping devices says the e-cigarettes come with 'no safety features and no regulation'. Unregulated devices usually come without built-in technology to automatically shut down when overheated. Vapor Source adds: 'Mechanical mods are specifically made for users who desire that massive vapor cloud. 'Smok-E Mountain presents to you sharp, durable, and enigmatic products that blur the line between electronic cigarette and art. 'In result the user is provided with an excessive, smooth, and raw vape. Lose yourself in the billowing, sweet mist.' The brand of vaping pen was recorded as Smok-E Mountain Mech Works, which produces unregulated e-cigarettes described as not coming with 'safety features'. Pictured: A Smok-E Mountain vaping device The website clearly states: '**NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS**,' adding that the devices are for advanced users only. The owner of Lizard Juice, an e-cigarette retailer in Florida, said he does not think such vaping pens are 'safe enough'. Gary Wilder told ABC he refuses to sell the devices, fearing they will overheat. He explained: 'Any other e-cig that has a computer chip in it prevents that from happening.' Wilder also said rubber casings should be used over additional batteries and batteries that appear worn should be rewrapped. 'If that seal is broken on the top, the negative is exposed and if you put that in your pocket, it can do the same thing in your pocket,' he added. ABC Action News, examiners explained that the e-cigarette made a 'projectile wound' in D'Elia's skull, becoming lodged in his brain. The brand of vaping pen was recorded as Smok-E Mountain Mech Works, which produces unregulated e-cigarettes described as not coming with 'safety features'. It is not known why the device blew up. Smok-E Mountain, however, told ABC its e-cigarettes do not explode, suggesting instead that the device's battery or atomizer was likely to blame. D'Elia's death has been explained as 'accidental', with 13WMAZ reporting that he suffered 80 per cent burns. He worked for CNBC as a producer before moving to Florida and going freelance. His neighbor, Dale Kleine, said she was the one who identified D'Elia's burned body. D'Elia (pictured) worked for CNBC as a producer before moving to Florida and going freelance Pictured: A woman reviews the Smok-E Mountain device for a YouTube video, showing the kind of vape cloud it can be used to produce She told Fox6: 'I saw the smoke coming out of the roof and we were hoping that nobody was home but then we found out that Wake was home.' Deputy fire marshal Steven Lawrence, who attended the scene, said vape pens can 'become pieces of flying debris and shrapnel'. He added: 'It's like having a small ... firecracker in your hand. 'It can explode and at that point it can project either the pieces of the lighter itself or the vape pen.' FEMA recently reported that there were almost 200 incidents involving exploding vape pens between 2000 and 2016, but D'Elia is the first person in the US to die as a consequence.