The Law Offices of James S. Rogers represents four individuals injured when e-cigarettes caught fire or exploded. Read the latest in The Seattle Times.
At least 14 individuals in Western Washington have been treated or hospitalized for burns caused by exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, according to The Seattle Times.
The devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries that turn nicotine-laced liquid into vapor that is inhaled. The batteries can overheat and catch fire or explode, causing burns from the flames and chemicals.
A report from the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has identified at least 92 reports of e-cigarettes overheating, igniting or exploding between 2009 and September 2015. The study also found that some of these events “resulted in life-threatening injury, permanent disfigurement or disability and major property damage….”
If you or someone you know has been injured by an e-cigarette battery igniting or exploding, please contact our office, and we will review your case and provide a free consultation.