A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a heart attack.
Rebecca Burger’s family announced her death on social media, where she has amassed a following of more than 200,000 with her fitness focused posts.
They said the 33-year-old died as the result of a ‘domestic accident’ and later shared a photograph of the dispenser which killed her.
In their post, the family explained how it exploded and flying parts of it hit the young model’s thorax.
Rebecca Burger, 33, died in France this week from a heart attack after an exploding whipped cream dispenser hit her in the chest
French media reported that it brought on a heart attack and that this is what caused her death.
Warning others of the dangers, the family said: ‘This is an example of the cream siphon which exploded and hit Rebecca’s thorax, causing her death.
‘The siphon which caused her death was sealed. Don’t use this product in your homes! Tens of thousands of the faulty devices are already in circulation.’
They did not name the brand of the dispenser.
Women’s Best, the online health store which Burger promoted for online, also mourned her death in an Instagram post.
The 33-year-old’s family shared a photograph of the device which killed her after her death
The model’s family shared the sad news of her death on Facebook on Wednesday
Rebecca had amassed an international following of more than 200,000 with her posts about health and fitness
‘We are sorry to announce the sad news of losing this beautiful soul. Our french athlete Rebecca Burger passed away.
‘Rebecca was not only a great fitness figure but a generous and kind person to work with. Please pray for her soul to rest in peace and for her family to stay strong.
‘We will always be proud of you Rebecca,’ they said.
French consumer groups have been reportedly concerned about such accidents for years.
The BBC cites one which has been trying to raise awareness of the faulty connectors on the capsules through which gas is pumped into the canister.
A person was previously struck in the ribs by the device and claimed on local radio that doctors told them they’d be dead if it had hit their heart.
The model’s employer Women’s Best paid tribute to her as a ‘generous’ and ‘kind’ person