A popular Internet personality who blogged about fitness, travel, lifestyles, fashion and food was killed in a freak accident when a whipped cream dispenser exploded.
The family of Rebecca Burger posted a message on her Instagram account saying: ‘It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died … June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home. The grieving family.”
Burger’s family also posted a warning about faulty whipped cream dispensers, along with a photo of the type of dispenser involved in the accident, which you can see below.
The French fitness model died after the dispenser reportedly exploded and struck her in the chest.
“French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the incident, despite medical attention,” the BBC reports. “The popular fitness and travel figure was well-known in France, with some 55,000 Facebook fans and 154,000 followers on Instagram.”
The BBC report notes that a French consumer group has been warning for years about faulty connectors on the gas capsules used on the dispensers.
“The injuries caused range from broken teeth and tinnitus to multiple fractures and, in one case, the loss of an eye, consumer magazine 60 Millions said. But the magazine says new dispensers made since 2015 appear to be safe,” the BBC reports. “In 2013, one victim of an exploding cream dispenser told RTL radio: ‘I had six broken ribs, and my sternum was broken.'”