E-Cigarette Battery Fires and Explosions

E-cigarettes, also called e-cigs or vapes, turn liquefied nicotine solutions into inhalable vapor using high-powered lithium ion batteries. Vape devices and accessories have turned into a huge industry producing $7 billion in annual sales.

What many of the 2.5 million American e-cig users don’t know is that the batteries attached to the devices can explode, causing serious and permanent injury. If you or someone you love were injured or disfigured by a vape explosion or fire, you may be entitled to compensation. Our product liability lawyers have experience helping injury victims take on big corporations, and we’re ready to help you get started today. 

Vape Battery Fires and Explosions

Vape manufacturers aren’t required to add consumer warnings to product packaging, and e-cigarettes and accessories aren’t required to undergo safety testing before being made available for purchase.

This may put people who vape in danger, as the lithium ion polymer batteries that power the devices may be prone to failure. The batteries have a cylindrical shape, like the barrel of a gun. The ends of the battery—the weakest point of the structure—can rupture, releasing pressure strong enough to shoot fragments across a room.

Battery failures and explosions can happen at any time, including while devices are unattended or charging, which can increase the risk of a house fire.

E-Cigarette Fire and Explosion Injuries

Injuries that may be caused by e-cigarette fires and explosions include:

  • Facial and limb scarring
  • Loss of fingers
  • Severe burns
  • Vision damage or blindness

Our attorneys can review your case for free and help fight for the compensation you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Get Help From Our E-Cigarette Injury Lawyers

You’re not alone if you or a loved one were injured by a defective e-cigarette or vape device. There are strict deadlines to file an injury claim, so don’t wait to get the help you need. Our defective product lawyers are ready to talk to you about your case. Contact our legal staff now, we want to help you protect your rights.

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If you or a loved one were injured by a defective e-cigarette or vape device, contact a lawyer at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys. Our Indiana defectiveproduct lawyers represent victims throughout the state, including Carmel, Indianapolis, and Anderson. We have also successfully advocated for clients throughout the area, including Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, and South Bend. Complete a free online consultation form or call us at (800) 33-33-LAW!

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