AN URGENT recall has been issued on a batch of e-cigarettes over fire safety fears.

The recall, shared by Hampshire Fire and Rescue, urges people to stop smoking SMOK and Innokin E-Cigarettes.

A batch of e-cigarettes, available at Argos, has been placed on an immediate recall list due to safety reasons.

The warning, by consumer group Electrical Safety First, says overheating could result in a fire or injury.

A statement on their website said: "External batteries supplied with the product is not compatible with the e-cigarettes, and could overheat if used, potentially resulting in a fire or burn injury.

"If you have an affected product stop using it immediately. Return the product to your nearest Argos store for a full refund."

The SMOK and Innokin products are priced at £79.99.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue tweeted out the warning, with a tip of fire safety, and directed people to the Electrical Safety First website for more information.

An estimated 2.9 million people in the UK are using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, and tens of thousands are using them to successfully quit smoking each year.

Public Health England's 2015 independent evidence review found that, based on the available evidence, vaping is around 95% less harmful than smoking.