A freak accident with an exploding whipped cream dispenser has ended the life of a popular French fitness model, according to her family. Rebecca Burger has a huge Instagram following and was well-known throughout the fitness community in her native country of France. News of the model’s death due to this bizarre accident was reported on Fox & Friends during their Thursday morning show.
In what is deemed a “freak accident,” Burger died after a whipped cream canister exploded and hit her in the chest. The 33-year-old was rushed to the hospital, but despite efforts to save the model, she died of a cardiac arrest.
According to the New York Post, hundreds of her fans have commented on the Facebook page that announced the death of Rebecca’s passing.
One post that was translated by the Post said, “Rebecca was a real model for a lot of people and a real source of inspiration.”
This death announcement that was posted by her family conveys that Rebecca died at home. The device that reportedly exploded leading to the death of Rebecca is a pressurized gas canister that is designed to make and dispense whipped cream, according to NBC News.
This is the same type of device that is often used in dessert shops and coffee shops, but it is available in a variety of brand names to purchase and use at home. These devices harbor dangers that have been brought to the public’s attention before this tragic event. Serious injuries have been reported in the past from these devices exploding. According to the BBC News, the whipped cream dispenser exploding is what killed this popular French fitness model.
According to NBC News, consumer groups in France have been warning the public about these devices for a few years now. It is not just one specific brand name; it is the way these devices operate that pose the danger. The brand name of the dispenser that killed Rebbecca has not been revealed.
The injuries reported from these devices in previous events include a victim losing an eye and another person suffering a broken thorax from a whipped cream dispenser exploding. In a previous recall of these devices by the French government, only 25,000 were returned out of the 160,000 devices sold and involved in this recall, so there are many still out there.
Today, her family has taken to social media to warn the public of these defective whipped cream dispensers. The item is manufactured in France, and the family claims there are thousands of the dispensers still being sold, according to Fox News.
Voici un exemple de siphon à chantilly qui a explosé et percuté le thorax de Rebecca, entraînant son décès. Précision : le siphon qui a engendré sa mort quant à lui été mis sous scellé. N'utilisez pas ce genre d'ustensile chez vous ! Plusieurs dizaines de milliers d'appareils défectueux sont encore en circulation.
The family posted a picture of a whipped cream dispenser similar to the one that they claim exploded and caused the death of Rebecca Burger. It is not known if this is exact type or brand that Rebecca had used.
▶️La pratique du culturisme de manière sérieuse et passionnée implique un mode de vie sain mais aussi un mode de vie axé sur le contrôle. ▶️Le contrôle de l'alimentation, de l'entrainement, du repos, de la vie en générale. ▶️Les journées sont rythmées par le travail, les entrainements, les repas, l'organisation et tout ce qui s'en suit. ▶️Pour ma part je me lève tous les jours à 5h30-6h00 et me couche le plus souvent à 21h. ▶️Des sorties en semaine ? Non Des party le weekend ? Encore moins, cela impliquerait alors de se coucher aux aurores pour finalement se lever trop tard et pour moi, se serait une journée de gâchée. ▶️Attention, je ne jette pas la pierre à ce qu'ils le font mais cela ne rentre juste pas mes principes et encore moins dans mon mode de vie. ▶️Tout ce que je fais dans mes journées, les heures de travail, d'entrainement, de réalisation de projets sont dépensées de façon à ce qu'au final, cela m'apporte quelque chose de concret et m'aide à atteindre quotidiennement mes objectifs. ▶️Peut-être que ce rythme de vie peut choquer ou provoquer l'incompréhension de pas mal de gens, mais c'est ma vie, celle dans laquelle je me sens vivante, heureuse et épanouie.
Rebecca Burger was very active in many different avenues involving fitness, and she was someone very popular on social media. Her toned body is seen in many pictures in a bikini online as part of her fitness instructions. She was a contestant in many fitness competitions and beauty pageants “all over the world,” according to Fox News.
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