Troubling reports show that e-cigarettes could suddenly burst into flames, causing disastrous injuries to a person’s legs, hands, or face.
This trendy alternative to normal cigarettes has been linked to severe burns and disfigurement caused by the device exploding suddenly with traumatizing effects to the user.
The FDA has investigated over 130 reports of fires and explosions due to the overheating of e-cigarettes in the United States between 2009 and 2016.
Serious Injuries Possible
Victims of exploding e-cigarettes report the following dramatic results:
- Severe burns to mouth, tongue, face, legs, and hands
- Damage to clothing, furnishings, car interiors, and other nearby property
E-cigarettes were introduced to the American market in 2007, and ever since then the Food and Drug Administration has been putting progressive safety measures in place to protect users of these popular handheld electronic vaping devices.
Defective Product Problems Continue
Unfortunately, it has been nearly impossible to control the manufacturing of the e-cigarettes’ lithium-ion batteries. Many are produced overseas and are manufactured with defective battery casings.
Reports show that many of these e-cigarette batteries have a poor design and are constructed out of low-quality materials. Studies indicate that nearly all cases of exploding e-cigarettes are due to a battery malfunction.
While some of the blame falls primarily on the Chinese manufacturers of the batteries, a larger part of the blame rests with the distributors and retailers of the e-cigarettes for failure to warn consumers about the potentially devastating explosive nature of their products.
Help from an Experienced Defective Product Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by an exploding e-cigarette please call the experienced e-cigarette attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form explaining your experience.
What Are E-Cigarettes, and Why Are They Exploding?
E-cigarettes are a relatively new device that vaporizes liquids composed of nicotine and flavorings. The battery-charged device heats this liquid into a breathable vapor.
The heating action is powered by lithium-ion batteries. The batteries are used for their ability to store and release considerable energy without taking up much space. An explosion can occur when the lithium-ion battery overheats while charging or heating the “e-liquid” into vapor.
The battery can then explode suddenly, bursting into flames and spilling toxic battery acid onto victims and their property.
Disturbing images show the victims of the dangerously malfunctioning e-cigarettes with disfigured faces and legs, heavy scarring, and home walls charred by these explosions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced e-cigarette lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates with any questions about e-cigarette explosions. Call us at 1-800-404-9000, or fill out our online form. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by an exploding e-cigarette.
What Are E-Cigarette Explosion Victims Entitled To?
Distributors and retailers of e-cigarettes may have failed entirely by not placing the necessary warnings on their e-cigarette labels. These companies had a duty to warn consumers about the potentially explosive lithium-ion batteries inside the e-cigarettes.
Victims of exploding e-cigarettes deserve compensation for the distributors’ and retailers’ dangerous oversight.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an e-cigarette explosion, you may be entitled to compensation for any of the following:
- Past and future medical bills associated with the injuries sustained
- Lost wages due to time missed from work
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
It’s time for you to get the legal help you need and get the compensation you deserve.
We won’t waste your time. Arrange your free, no-obligation consultation by calling 1-800-404-9000 and speak with an experienced e-cigarette attorney at Craig Swapp & Associates. Alternatively, tell us your story by filling out our online form. Take the first step towards financial peace of mind, and let us help you move on from you sufferings caused by an exploding e-cigarette.