French Fitness Blogger Dies In An Accident Because Of An Exploding Whipped Cream Canister

Image via @Rebeccablikes on Instagram

Rebecca Burger was a French fitness blogger and competitor with more than 200,000 Instagram followers. According to an Instagram post by her family, a pressurized whipped cream canister exploded and hit the 33-year-old in the thorax, which sent her into cardiac arrest last Sunday.

The post reads, “This is an example of the whipped cream siphon that exploded and hit Rebecca’s thorax, leading to her death,” her family wrote under a photo of a metal device. “To be clear: The dispenser that led to her death was sealed. Do not use this type of utensil! Tens of thousands of defective devices are still out there.”

French police have confirmed the death but the cause of it is still undetermined.

Regional newspaper L’Alsace reported that her heart stopped during the accident and she was temporarily revived by paramedics, but later passed away at a local hospital. Serious injury due to whipped cream canisters is not uncommon in France. A French consumer group, says such pressurized devices have led to serious injuries, in the past which includes the loss of an eye in one case and chest fractures in another.

Rebecca was the French athlete for Women’s Best.


Written by Sameer Ghai

Sameer is a 16 year old high school student living in Orange County, California. Sameer is passionate about photography, debate, and journalism. You can catch him binge-watching 90210, Law & Order SVU, Young and Hungry, Gossip Girl, or pretty much anything on Netflix!

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