Insta-star dies from exploding whipped cream dispenser

A FRENCH fitness and lifestyle blogger has been killed in a freak accident, after a whipped cream dispenser exploded and fatally struck her in the chest.

The death of Rebecca Burger was announced by her family on social media, which they called a "domestic incident".

According to the BBC, French media reported Ms Burger, 32, died of cardiac arrest after the accident - despite receiving medical treatment.

On Burger's Instagram account, family members warned her fans of the dangers of the dispenser - warning that "thousands of defective devices" were in circulation.

 

"Here is an example of a siphon that exploded and struck Rebecca's thorax, resulting in her death" the post read alongside the whipped cream dispenser.

"Do not use this kind of utensil in your home!"

Ms Burger, who has more than 157k followers on Instagram, reportedly used a dispenser which works by injecting gas in to a metal container, keeping the device under a very high pressure.

Séance bronzette sur les hauteurs de Munduk🌿☀️ @mundukmodingplantation

A post shared by Rebecca Burger (@rebeccablikes) on

 

According to the BBC, one French group has been warning consumers about the devices for years.

The death of Burger was met with thousands of condolence messages.

"My feelings for all Rebecca's family," one user wrote.

"Terrible news as something that sells for use in kitchen can be so lethal!" another added.

"My neighbour lost an eye because of an explosion of a siphon...I do not understand that this product is still marketed. My condolences to her family!" another fan said.

Quand ton homme ne parvient plus à se séparer de l'objectif...📸🍃☺️

A post shared by Rebecca Burger (@rebeccablikes) on

 
News Corp Australia


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