French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger, 33, was killed last weekend, her family confirmed in a post on her Instagram page. According to TMZ, a pressurized whipped cream canister blew up, hit her in the chest, and triggered cardiac arrest, which ultimately led to her death.
The BBC reports the particular brand of dispenser Burger was using (Ard'time) had been recalled in the past and has not been on the market since 2013 following an "incident" involving a faulty siphon. The company said the dispenser was withdrawn from the market and destroyed at the time, but that many of the products recalled were never brought back.
The dispenser works by injecting gas into a metal container, which ensures the entire dispenser remains under high pressure throughout the process—there have been reports for years of faulty connectors on the gas capsules. When broken, the capsules reportedly break and blow out with immense force.
Burger's family posted a picture of the dispenser that exploded:
Though injuries relating to this particular dispenser have been reported in the past, Burger's death is the first one possibly in relation to the faultiness of the product, USA Today reports. There is currently an ongoing investigation into Burger's exact cause of death.
Burger, who had 164,000 Instagram followers, also ran a fitness and travel blog called "Rebecca Likes."