E-cigarettes consumers turn to when kicking the regular cigarette habit is proving dangerous in other ways. They have the potential to explode and the news has abounded with stories on injured users from explosions. A man in Florida suffered severe burns, internally and externally and was struggling to even breathe after his e-cigarette blew up in his face. More than two dozen such explosions have been reported, and that is only the reported episodes. Another man in Wichita had his e-cigarette explode, breaking it into two pieces with such force that the pieces went into opposite walls in the room and pieces of metal and plastic scattered throughout the home. They can explode when their lithium-ion batteries fail and behave like a “flaming rocket”. The explosions can have enough force to severely injure, place someone in a coma, or even kill a person! Stores carrying e-cigarettes give the defense that they place signs to make customers aware they can explode, and also state that a computer chip can be purchased to keep the batteries from exploding, something the man in Wichita stated he was not informed about when he purchased the e-cigarette.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an e-cigarette produce, or another defective product on the market, do not hesitate to contact our firm with questions. As always, Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants you safe and healthy and will keep you up-to-date on potentially dangerous products. You may be entitled to compensation if product defects resulted in injuries or death.