E-cigarettes (also known as e-cigs or vapes) use lithium ion batteries to turn nicotine solutions into vapor. Over 2 million people in the United States use e-cigarettes, which has translated to sales in the billions for manufacturers.
Unfortunately, the high powered batteries associated with these devices can explode and cause serious injuries. If you have been injured by an exploding e-cigarette please contact one of our experienced Ohio product liability attorneys today.
Vape Battery Fires and Explosions
Vape pens are not required to undergo any safety testing, and manufacturers are not required to warn consumers of potential harms, including burns and disfigurement. The lithium ion batteries are prone to failure since the ends of the battery can rupture causing device fragments to project outward at alarming rates of speed.
There have also been reports that battery failure has caused house fires when devices were left unattended or during charging.
Reported injuries from e-cigarette fires and explosions have included:
- Facial and limb scarring
- Loss of fingers
- Severe burns
- Vision damage or blindness
Our attorneys are currently reviewing e-cigarette injury cases in Ohio and nationwide. If you have been injured or harmed due to a defective vape pen or e-cigarette please call us at 440-248-8811 or fill out the contact form below. Let us be your advocate!