Electronic cigarettes and vape pens are trendy smoking alternatives. Millions of people widely use them. However, the potential dangers of lithium-ion powered e-cigarettes devices is large. These devices are vaporizers operated by batteries. Most people refer to the use of these devices as “vaping.” Below is important information about defective e-cigarettes, and how they can explode and the possible repercussions of using these devices.
The Cause of Exploding E-Cigarettes
Defective e-cigarettes are a severe issue that has resulted in serious injuries and even death. The cause of the e-cigarettes exploding is due to the lithium-ion battery inside of the device. The problem is that lithium-ion batteries are designed for power tools and laptops. This way, they contain a protection system that keeps the battery from overheating. E-cigarettes do not have this safety function, resulting in over-discharge and the potential for explosion. Because e-cigarettes are personal devices, they are typically on your person when an explosion occurs, and serious personal injuries may occur.
Types of Injuries Caused by Defective E-Cigarettes
When defective e-cigarettes explode, they cause various injuries to the person using the e-cigarette. The e-cigarette device can explode in someone’s pocket or during use. These injuries may include burns, ear and eye injury, loss of fingers or limbs, and sometimes death. Many injuries result in hospitalization, and some result in long-term issues for the user, such as medication dependency. It can also lead to disfiguring injuries and psychological damage. The potential dangers of these lithium-ion powered e-cigarettes
What If You’ve Been Injured by a Defective E-Cigarette?
Suppose you or someone you know is injured by a defective e-cigarette or vape pen device. In that case, you should contact a reputable attorney with experience in catastrophic personal injury litigation. Your attorney can discuss your legal options and fight for the justice you deserve. Some options include filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the e-cigarette or vape pen containing the dangerous lithium-ion battery. You may also be able to receive compensation for your injuries and find the peace and healing to move on from the incident.
Defective e-cigarettes can explode and leave you or a loved one injured. If you need to speak with an attorney to discuss your case, please get in touch with our office at 410-421-7731.